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Chris Pratt among Hollywood stars in new film set in Columbus, report says

Another movie starring Hollywood stars is being filmed in Columbus, according to a British tabloid.

Chris Pratt and Millie Bobby Brown were spotted in Columbus on Wednesday filming ‘The Electric State’, DailyMail.com reported Thursday.

Greater Columbus Film Commission Chairman Peter Bowden told the Ledger-Enquirer in an email Friday, “There is nothing on our radar about this film. No contact via the Film Office, the city or the Film Fund.

According to IMDB.com, “The Electric State” is an action-adventure drama about an orphaned teenager who “travels the American West with a gentle but mysterious robot and an eccentric drifter in search of his younger brother.”

Other actors listed in the cast are Stanley Tucci, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Alexander, Key Huy Quan, Giancarlo Esposito, Jenny Slate, Anthony Mackie, Martin Klebba, Woody Norman, Cuyle Carvin, and Art Newkirk.

The directors are Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay, based on Simon Stalenhag’s 2018 sci-fi novel of the same title. The Russo brothers’ AGBO company produces the move.

Netflix will be the initial platform for this film, which is slated for release in 2024, according to Variety.

If the movie is set in Columbus, it’s not the only location in Georgia. The what’s-on-netflix.com website posted photos from AGBO showing scenes filmed Oct. 24 in Acworth. The atlantafi.com website reported that the film was also being shot in Atlanta.

And if true, it would be further proof that Columbus continues to be considered a prime area for Hollywood producers to film movies.

John Travolta and Kristin Davis are among the stars of the film “Cash Out” which was shot this summer in Columbus. The 2020 movie “Survive the Night,” starring Bruce Willis, was filmed just north of Columbus in Harris County. It was originally titled “The Long Night” when it was filmed in 2019.

They have been part of more than 30 films shot in the Columbus area since 2010.

And, as LE reported last month, filming in Columbus early next year is a modern Romeo and Juliet tale titled “Caketown,” starring Eric Roberts, French Stewart and Quinton Aaron. The cast also includes Elizabeth Posey, Eva Hamilton, Andrew Kai, Paige Searcy and Eric Martinez.

In addition to the great weather, scenery and facilities, Columbus State University’s Georgia Film Academy program, where students learn to work with production crews, and the financial incentives offered by the Columbus Film Fund and the state attracts growers in the Chattahoochee Valley. Georgia tax credits.

Officials announced in August that the film and television industry spent a state-record $4.4 billion in Georgia in fiscal year 2022. The Georgia Film Office reported 412 productions, represented by 32 features footage, 36 independent films, 269 television and episodic productions, 42 commercials, and 33 music videos were produced in the state between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.