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Hollywood heart-throb Colin Farrell dines out in London Boulevard

PUBLISHED: 17:22 30 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:38 05 October 2010

HOLLYWOOD bad boy Colin Farrell and Pushing Daisies star Anna Friel are filming in a legendary East End café today. Oscar winning script writer William Monahan is making his directorial debut with the movie London Boulevard and he also adapted Ken Bruen s

HOLLYWOOD bad boy Colin Farrell and Pushing Daisies star Anna Friel are filming in a legendary East End café today.

Oscar winning script writer William Monahan is making his directorial debut with the movie London Boulevard and he also adapted Ken Bruen's best-selling novel for the film

Mr Monahan picked family-run Italian café E Pellicci on Bethnal Green Road to film a lunch meeting between Colin Farrell and Anna Friel's characters.

The popular café recently stood in for a Liverpool diner from the 50s for a movie featuring English Patient star Kristin Scott Thomas about the early life of John Lennon called Nowhere Man..

Mr Monahan told the Advertiser: "You will be able to see the interior of the café in the film, which is a crime romance and will be coming out next year."

It's the tale of a London criminal newly released from prison who is played by Farrell, who becomes involved with an enigmatic actress.

Pellicci's was a popular haunt with East End gangsters the Kray Twins who lived just round the corner in Vallance Road.

Mr Monahan won the Oscar in 2007 for his script for The Departed also filmed at the First Choice café just a few doors down Bethnal Green Road.


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