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Love and Other Drugs
Directed by Edward Zwick
Produced by Alexa Faigen
Marshall Herskovitz
Mary Parent
Written by Charles Randolph
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal
Anne Hathaway
Oliver Platt
Hank Azaria
Jill Clayburgh
Music by James Newton Howard
Studio Regency Enterprises
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) November 24, 2010
Country USA
Language English

Love and Other Drugs is an upcoming 2010 drama film directed by Edward Zwick, based on the novel Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman written by Jamie Reidy. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway.



A salesman competes in the cutthroat world of pharmaceuticals to hawk a male performance enhancement drug. Gyllenhaal's character will play the Pfizer-pusher who meets Anne Hathaway's character during one of his sales calls.[1]



Principal photography for the film began in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region on September 21, 2009. The city was chosen for its atmosphere, rich medical history, the state's tax incentive program for film productions, and the area's experienced crews. McCandless, Squirrel Hill, Fox Chapel, Sewickley, Aliquippa, and Brownsville have been used as locations for the film, as well as Mellon Arena, Jane Street in the South Side between 17th and 18th streets, the Omni William Penn Hotel, and Station Square. Pittsburgh doubled as Chicago for some scenes.[3] A section of the Mon/Fayette Expressway (Pennsylvania Route 43) in Washington County was used for scenes on November 15–16, delaying traffic. A helicopter was used for filming and 40 to 50 vehicles were brought in for the shoot.[4] Trailers and tents were set up on the campus of Ringgold High School while filming took place on the Expressway. An area was set aside for actors waiting to film their scenes.[5]


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