A Chicago suburb played a prominent role in a pivotal scene in David Fincher’s new thriller for Netflix, but you might not have known it as the film was disguised as a New York City setting.
“The murderer,” a classic Fincher film about a killer who, “after a fatal near-miss … battles his employers, and himself, in an international manhunt he insists is not personal,” spotlighted the suburban St . Charles of Chicago – – specifically the popular and historic Hotel Baker.
In the film, which stars Michael Fassbender, the main character travels to Beacon, New York, “a Hudson Valley town about two hours north of New York City” for a confrontation with a fellow “professional”, Tilda Swinton.
But while the scene is set in New York, the footage actually shows St. Charles. At one point, Hotel Baker doubles as a seaside restaurant where the two characters share a tense drink.
St. Charles said filming took place in March 2022. Despite being disguised in the film, which also features the city of Chicago at one point, the suburb advertises its movie star.
“Start planning your watch parties now!” said the city to a statement ahead of the film’s November 10 release date.
Hotel Baker was also proud of its role.
“The Killer” is currently streaming on Netflix.
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