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Ben Stiller Gears Up for 'Escape at Dannemora' Filming

Ben Stiller Gears Up for 'Escape at Dannemora' Filming

Ben Stiller is getting ready to start shooting his new Showtime series Escape at Dannemora!

The 51-year-old actor was spotted leaving a dinner outing with a group of friends on Friday (July 28) at The Mercer Kitchen in New York City.

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Ben has been spending a lot of time scouting locations, holding casting calls, and doing research for the eight-episode prison break drama, which he will both direct and executive produce.

Escape at Dannemora is based on the real-life maximum-security prison break in New York that occurred in the summer of 2015.

“We are all very intent on trying to tell this singular story in a way that shows the reality and humanity of the people involved,” Ben has said. “While the genre is a prison escape story, at its core it is a story about real people, some criminals and some not, who make some bad choices that have huge consequences. I think that’s what’s so compelling about this.”

To see photos of Ben checking out the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, upstate New York, head to Daily Mail.

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