Will Timberlake touch down at the Thirsty Scholar?
A film crew plans to shoot scenes for "The Social Network" starring Justin Timberlake in two weeks at the Thirsty Scholar Pub on Beacon Street in Somerville.
A city spokeswoman has confirmed that much about the film shoot today. Earlier, the word at the local pub was that it was "likely" that Timberlake would be at the shoot, and that a crew planned to swing by the pub tonight between 11 p.m. and midnight to "map out scenes."
City spokeswoman Jackie Rossetti said in an email that the Board of Aldermen will vote on the studio's permit application tonight.
"The information you have is consistent with what I've been told," Rossetti said, while stopping short of confirming Timberlake's appearance. "I've just heard rumors."
Neighborhood resident Amanda Garrett said in an email that she and her neighbors received flyers from Columbia Pictures stating that a crew would film at the pub on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22.
The flyer listed a number for Michael Murray of the studio's locations department. Murray did not return messages.
Timberlake would be the fourth megstar to hit Somerville in recent weeks. Ben Affleck shot scenes for his upcoming film "The Town" last weekend at Somerville Hospital. Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise filmed scenes for a movie temporarily called "Wichita" in East Somerville two weeks ago.