The Rosa Parks Elementary parking lot resembled something you’d see in Hollywood. There were several trailers for the actors and actresses and the extensive wardrobes.
Greif said everyone in Middletown, from city officials to interested residents, were “lovely.”
Then he added: “It’s been nothing but good.”
The Greater Cincinnati Film Commission announced earlier this year that the Lifetime movie about R&B artist Michel’le would shoot this summer in partnership with Sony and Thinkfactory. Greif said the film depicts her journey from the streets of Compton, including her experience with Death Row Records and her relationships with founders Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, two of hip hop’s biggest stars.
It’s a story of “fame, abuse and ultimately, survival and triumph,” according to a press release.
Last year, the movie “Straight Outta Compton” was released. Now it’s Michel’le’s turn to tell her tale, Greif said.
“It will give the female perspective of growing up in that world,” he said.