This is what I found on PageSix.com:
Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman were stopped from filming in the exclusive enclave of Shelter Island by the extremely picky locals.
HBO execs wanted to film a new series, “The Undoing,” starring Grant and Kidman, on the Hamptons island that has just 2,500 residents. But when location scout Linda Perkins appealed to the town council for permission to film for three days in May, Page Six is told she was met by grumpy faces.
An onlooker at the meeting told us: “The only one who gave her a warm welcome was Gary Gerth, the town supervisor, who said, ‘We’re excited.’”
But “Others were worried about noise from a helicopter scene, and late-night filming causing disruption.”
HBO needed an old summer house — and also hoped to film a scene with a helicopter that involves an arrest, we’re told. The chopper would have hovered overhead, but would not have landed on the island. Perkins said between 80 and 100 members of cast and crew would be working on Shelter Island — and planned to use all the local restaurants, hotels and rentals.
But Shelter Island councilman Jim Colligan said he was worried about “light noise” from the late-night shoot, and called the suggested $15,000 filming fee “archaic,” according to notes taken at the meeting. He also said that because his daughter was in the film industry, he knew what chaos would ensue. Other council members were worried about the “whole mess.” Days later, Colligan told the group: “They didn’t pick us. They didn’t want us.”
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