A Somerville bar is playing a supporting role in the upcoming moving "Central Intelligence." Actors Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart are at On the Hill Tavern in Magoun Square for the third day of filming for a bar fight scene.
Filming is scheduled to continue tomorrow, as well, and the bar will reopen on Thursday, in time for Somerville's annual fireworks celebration. On the Hill Tavern owner Robert Antonelli told the Somerville Journal he is "very excited for the place." His employees, despite losing four days of work before a holiday weekend, are also "very, very happy about it," the boss said.
When "Central Intelligence" hits theaters next spring, don't be surprised if you don't recognize On the Hill, even if you're a regular. The film crew removed the arcade machines and all Boston-themed decorations from the bar, the Times reported. The story takes place in Philadelphia.
While they've been in the Boston area, Johnson and Hart haven't shared on social media if they have taken advantage of the city's restaurant scene. The Rock downed "#TwoCupsOfUnleaded" one morning while in town, and Hart has gotten in some fitness while in our region. On Saturday, he led a 5K race in South Boston with Rally Health and 600 local fans, and in a video he posted on Instagram, he took a bike ride with his family on what looks like part of the Somerville Community Path.