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Movie halted, symphony delayed in Boston manhunt

FILE - This Jan. 8, 2013 file photo shows Bradley Cooper, left, and writer-director David O. Russell, at the National Board of Review Awards gala in New York. A manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is causing filming on David O. Russell's film
Evan Agostini

The manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing has caused filming on David O. Russell's film "American Hustle'' to be suspended.

Sony spokesman Steve Elzer said Friday that the film's producers are heeding official requests to remain indoors as a massive manhunt Friday virtually shut down the city and some suburbs.

Authorities suspended mass transit and asked businesses not to open as thousands of officers swarmed the streets.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra also said it was postponing its Friday night concert for a week.

"American Hustle,'' about an FBI sting operation in the late '70s, features Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper both stars of Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook'' along with Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Amy Adams.

On Thursday, Coopervisited Boston Medical Center to meet bombing victim Jeffrey Bauman Jr. as he recovered from surgery.