This past weekend, RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, Conn., was transformed into a movie set. "We're thrilled to have our store featured in the upcoming film adaptation of The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans," the bookstore noted in an notice to customers. The Netflix film stars Justin Hartley (This Is Us), Bonnie Bedelia and Treat Williams, with Hartley portraying "a bestselling author who returns home at Christmas to settle the estate of his estranged mother."
On Friday, the bookstore shared photos on Facebook, noting: "Netflix has Christmas-fied RJ Julia! Here's a sneak peek of the set decorations (with more to come). The only thing missing is the [snow]--and we hear that's on the way!"
The movie's assistant location manager told the Middletown Press how RJ Julia was chosen: "We have a team of folks that are part of my department to get a look into the location scouts and we task them and say, 'We need to find the most charming book store that's straight out of a postcard,' and that happens to be in Madison."