New Jake Gyllenhaal movie to be shot around Western Pennsylvania
Jake Gyllenhaal poses at the premiere of his film 'Prisoners' at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sept. 12, 2013. Gyllenhaal will be in Indiana County and Pittsburgh this summer to film 'Southpaw,' a drama about a junior middleweight boxing champion. The film also stars Rachel McAdams and Lupita Nyong'o.
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Pittsburgh has attracted another feature film with a big-name actor.
“Southpaw,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, will be shot around Western Pennsylvania this summer, according to Hope Films Inc., which is seeking extras for the film.
Filming will take place in Indiana County from mid- to late June and from early July to early August in Pittsburgh.
“Southpaw” is about a boxer who fights his way to the top, only to find his life falling apart around him, according to the Internet Movie Database.
The film is the latest Western Pennsylvania project to earn a state tax credit, a representative of The Weinstein Co. film studio confirmed. The amount was not available.
The tax credit program started in 2004 and was expanded in 2007. It allows filmmakers who spend at least 60 percent of production budgets in Pennsylvania to apply 25 percent of expenses spent here to offset state taxes. Using qualified production facilities can add another 5 percent in tax credits.
Casting calls for extras to portray boxing spectators will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Indiana Mall, 2334 Oakland Ave. in Indiana. Anyone interested in Pittsburgh-area scenes can find a casting form at www.movieextraspittsburgh.com.
Filmmakers are seeking all types of men and women, 18 and older preferred.
Pittsburgh has attracted movies ranging from the blockbuster “The Dark Knight Rises” to the lower-budget “Perks of Being a Wallflower.” The Russell Crowe movie “Fathers and Daughters” recently finished production in Pittsburgh.
In 2010, Gyllenhaal worked in Pittsburgh to film “Love and Other Drugs,” which also starred Anne Hathaway.
Rachel Weaver is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7948 or email@example.com.
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