The Happening still has two more weeks of shooting left, but M. Night Shyamalan and fellow filmmakers hosted the thriller’s wrap party Saturday night. (The idea: Celebrate while the entire cast is still in town.)
The several hundred revelers at the TPDS party space in Washington Square West knew they were in for something special, apart from the flutes of champagne that greeted them. Call it a sixth sense.
Bruce Willis showed up.
Shyamalan (with wife Bhavna) had invited Willis, his star of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, to join The Happening’s crew and cast, including Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, Betty Buckley and Robert Bailey Jr., plus producers Sam Mercer and Jose Rodriguez (with wife Michelle). Shyamalan had black-and-white movies, including Citizen Kane, playing on projectors to help set the mood, said TPDS’s Delores Browne. Willis and the Shyamalans closed the place.
The company yesterday struck its set in Plumsteadville, Bucks County. Next stop will be Ridley Creek State Park in Delaware County, followed by interiors on a soundstage at the Navy Yard in South Philly.