Reading resident David DeFilippo engraved five head stones for use in Matthew McConaughey’s movie ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.’
READING - A Reading man was involved in a critical scene in the new Matthew McConaughey film “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” opening Friday, but you’ll never see him on screen.
David G. DeFilippo, a Reading resident since 2001, is the owner of Woodlawn Memorials, Inc. in Everett, and last year he was asked to engrave five headstones for use in the movie, which features McConaughey’s character Connor Mead being transported to his future grave site, a la “A Christmas Carol.”
In a climactic scene, McConaughey’s Mead is transported to the grave site, where, according to DeFilippo, his headstone reads that he dies in 2041. DeFilippo also designed a headstone for Michael Douglas’ character in the film- Mead’s uncle, Wayne, and three others. He was asked not to take pictures of the headstones for the two major characters, he said, as a precaution against internet leaks. However, DeFilippo said that the studio has framed pictures of the Connor and Wayne Mead headstones and will present them to him after the movie is released.
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