UPDATE @ 10:56 a.m.
The production for the movie “Dry Run” will be filming all day Monday on Park Avenue, mainly between Haven and Edgewood Avenues, residents of Hamilton’s Highland Park have been informed via a Facebook post.
Prep work already is happening.
The filming is scheduled for 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will involve a car driving down the street of neatly kept, middle-class homes with nice porches. Because the movie is set during the 1990s, the film crew is asking residents to pull their vehicles as far up their driveways as possible – ideally, behind houses or in garages - so they’re not visible.
“I think they chose a great neighborhood to film,” said resident Kieh Kirby. “They definitely have other options in Hamilton to choose from, so I think it’s really cool they chose Highland Park.”
“Any time there’s a movie in Hamilton, I make sure to watch it so I can see what parts of Hamilton are being shown,” Kirby said.
INITIAL REPORT, 9:54 a.m.
An upcoming film shoot will bring a half-dozen familiar, famous faces to the Queen City, including “Avengers” star Mark Ruffalo and Oscar-winning Genovian princess Anne Hathaway, according to a report by our news partner WCPO-TV.
The pair are set to star in “Dry Run,” which Deadline reports will begin filming in Cincinnati next week. The film will center around the true story of Robert Bilott , an environmental lawyer who exposed the deadly impact of the DuPont corporation’s unregulated chemical dumping practices at end of the 20th century.
Bilott represented a rural West Virginian farmer who suspected a DuPont plant's landfill was responsible for killing his livestock. The suit eventually became an explosive battle over chemical pollution, bringing to light a decades-long cover-up by the company.
Director Todd Haynes, whose Queen City-shot love story “Carol” earned six Academy Award nominations in 2015, will helm the picture.
The cast will also include Victor Garber, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman and Mare Winningham.
The shoot won’t be the first time Ruffalo has visited Greater Cincinnati. The actor posed for pictures with fans at Oriental Wok in Lakeside Park, Kentucky, in May 2018 .
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