Motorists driving down Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park this morning might be forced to come to an abrupt stop for a few moments as a movie starring Al Pacino and Christopher Walken is being shot at the Brite Spot restaurant. While Echo Park residents are accustomed to all manner of film, TV and video shoots, the sight of Pacino and Walken pacing up and down Sunset Boulevard in front of Pazzo Gelato and the Citibank branch has people doing double-takes. “Al Pacino is in Echo Park!!!!!!” said a Twitter user named Sandy Cheeks.
The Brite Spot has been closed for several days for the filming of “Stand Up Guys,” a film about a pair of aging criminals that stars Pacino, Walken and Alan Arkin. No word when the Brite Spot will reopen but maybe the menu will make room for a Pacino Panini as a film shoot reminder.