CINCINNATI -- Tinsel Town appears to have fallen hard for the Queen City.
Just within the past week the Greater Cincinnati Film Commission announced two movies will start filming in the Tri-State soon.
"Marauder," starring Bruce Willis and directed By Steven C. Miller, is set to start filming by the end of September. Production on that movie will be quickly followed by "Mistletoe & Melodies," a holiday made-for-TV movie starring and directed by Mariah Carey in October.
The announcement about the two films being shot in the Tri-State continues a string of projects with big names attached to them that started in early 2014. "Carol," a 1950s period piece starring Cate Blanchett, wrapped up primary filming in Cincinnati in the spring of 2014.
"Carol" is receiving Oscar buzz and is set to hit theaters on Nov. 20.
Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead" starring, and directed by, Don Cheadle kicked off production with locations that included Oakley a few weeks later. That movie will close the New York Film Festival on Oct. 11. A wider-release date has not been set.
2014 ended with the filming of "The Blunderer" starring Jessica Biel in November. The film has yet to announce a release date.
This year Cincinnati has seen two James Franco movies shot back to back. The first to be announced was "Goat." The second, "A Long Home," also stars Northern Kentucky-native Josh Hutcherson. Neither has a release date.
After the announcement about Carey's movie (set to hit the small screen Dec. 19), film commission executive director Kristen Schlotman said, “We have been setting a tremendous pace this year and we are seeing our production industry grow tremendously in 2015.”
With so many movies being filmed in the Tri-State and set to see release soon, either on the big screen or TV, we wanted to know, which of the above mentioned movies are you looking forward to seeing most?