Actor Dylan Sprouse spotted around Syracuse while filming new movie (photos)
By Geoff Herbert
Former child star Dylan Sprouse has been spotted around Syracuse while filming a new movie in Central New York.
The 25-year-old actor, best known for playing Julian in Adam Sandler's 1999 movie "Big Daddy" and co-starring on Disney's "The Suite Life of Zach & Cody" with his twin brother Cole Sprouse, began filming the upcoming movie "Banana Split" two weeks ago. While in town, he's been spotted at Singers karaoke club, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant and at Destiny USA.
"Banana Split," which previously had a working title of "Eskimo Sisters," has filmed scenes at Heid's ice cream shop in Liverpool, the Glazed and Confused doughnut shop in downtown Syracuse, and a private residence on Sedgwick Drive. Filming is expected to continue through next week.
The film is described as a comedy about the summer between graduating from high school and starting college, "fraught with break-ups, make-ups, parties, and self discovery."
The project, also starring actors Hannah Peel and Liana Liberato, is the latest from Hollywood filmmaker Jeremy Garelick. He's best known for directing "The Wedding Ringer" and "The Break-Up," as well as uncredited rewrites for "The Hangover"; Garelick recently launched a film school at the former A.V. Zogg Middle School in Liverpool, N.Y.
Garelick's company American High previously filmed in CNY this summer with "Game of Thrones" actress Nathalie Emmanuel, former "Office Space" star Ron Livingston, "Anchorman 2" actor Josh Lawson and former "Kevin Can Wait" star Erinn Hayes. Scenes for the movie, titled "Holly Slept Over," were shot at a home in Manlius, the hills of Pompey, and in downtown Syracuse.
See photos of Sprouse in and around Syracuse, along with clips of some of his most memorable roles.
Sprouse and his twin brother Cole graduated from NYU in 2015 after taking time off from acting following the end of The Disney Channel series "The Suite Life" in 2011. They both previously appeared on "Grace Under Fire," "The Astronaut's Wife," and shared the role of Julian, a.k.a. Frankenstein, in "Big Daddy."
Dylan Sprouse made his acting comeback earlier this year in an indie thriller titled "Dismissed."
Cole Sprouse currently appears on the Archie Comics-inspired TV series "Riverdale" as Jughead.