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'Point Blank' filming to cause road closures until Friday

Crews to film Downtown, The Banks, West End
Posted at 6:29 AM, Aug 21, 2018

CINCINNATI -- If you see road closures, cars ripping out of parking garages and vehicles in hot pursuit, don't be alarmed. It's just a crew filming for the upcoming movie "Point Blank."

Starting Tuesday, film crews will periodically be blocking off Central Parkway, Central Avenue, Patterson Street, Bank Street, Kindel Avenue, Beloit Alley and Clearwater Street from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Crews will then move to the Central Business District and The Banks on Wednesday and Thursday, and on Friday they will be filming in the West End.

The city of Cincinnati said motorists should expect parking restrictions, lane closures, full road closures, detours, slow traffic and loud noises around these streets when filming takes place.

The film tells the story of Paul, an emergency room nurse, and Abe, a criminal, who are forced to work together to save Paul's pregnant wife after she is kidnapped.

The film is set in Cincinnati, so local landmarks and cultural items, like Skyline and Graeter's, are bound to make appearances.

The crew for "Point Blank" filmed in North Avondale earlier this month and transformed a house into a 1970s-era gangster's house.

The film is directed by Joe Lynch and is a remake of a 2010 French film written and directed by Fred Cavaye. Stars for the film include Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo who have worked together in the past in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Falcon and Crossbones respectively.

"Point Blank" will be released on Netflix, but a release date has not been established.

WCPO's Brian Mains contributed to this report.