Julia Stiles films ‘The Makeover’ in Charlestown

Julia Stiles (right), David Walton, and Camryn Manheim film "The Makeover” in Charlestown on Wednesday. (Jay Connor for The Boston Globe)
Julia Stiles (right), David Walton, and Camryn Manheim film "The Makeover” in Charlestown on Wednesday. (Jay Connor for The Boston Globe)Credit:

Actress Julia Stiles, who starred opposite our Matt Damon in the Bourne movies, spent part of Wednesday in Charlestown filming scenes for “The Makeover,” a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie that will air on ABC next year. The movie is based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” and features Styles as a Harvard-educated professor who recruits a Southie guy (played by David Walton) to run for Congress. Stiles’s business partner is played by C amryn Manheim, formerly of “The Practice.” According to the press release for the film, it is, in fact, a love story. “Elliot and Hannah are about as oil-and-water as any two people can be. But as Elliot becomes a little more ‘proper’ and Hannah becomes a little less ‘pompous,’ could this be a match made — maybe not in Heaven, but — in South Boston?,” it says. We’re hoping that Walton — who will appear on the Zooey Deschanel sitcom, “New Girl,” this season — gets that Southie accent right. We have faith; he’s from Boston and went to Brown University.

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