Hollywood movie ‘Finestkind’ starring Tommy Lee Jones finishes filming

NEW BEDFORD — “Finestkind” has completed its principal photography while filming all day on the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge on Saturday.

“I used to ride my bicycle across the Fairhaven bridge, so to be here now is sort of spectacular,” said the film’s writer and director Brian Helgeland.

The Oscar-award winner (“LA Confidential”) said his screenplay was based on his experience on a scallop boat while attending the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, so he could save up enough money to travel to Los Angeles to attend film school.

“I wrote this thing 20 years ago, and never thought it would be made,” he said. “It couldn’t have gone better.”

“Finestkind” follows two brothers from opposite sides of the tracks, who are reunited as adults over one fateful summer. When desperate circumstances force them to strike a deal with a dangerous Boston crime syndicate, a young woman finds herself caught in the middle.

Along the way, sacrifices must be made, and bonds between brothers, friends, and a father and his son are put to the test.

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