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“Frank or Francis” May Bring Nic Cage, Jack Black, Steve Carell, and Kevin Kline to Pittsburgh

8 Nov

Kevin Kline, Jack Black, Steve Carell, and Nicolas Cage are reportedly set to star in a new Charlie Kaufman movie, “Frank or Francis,” a musical comedy to be filmed in Pittsburgh, PA.

Kaufman is the genius behind “Being John Malkovich,” “Adaptation,” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

“Frank or Francis” follows very busy years in film production in Pittsburgh as of late. This summer, Pittsburgh hosted the Batman movie, “Dark Knight Rises,” and also presently filming in Pittsburgh is “One Shot,” starring Tom Cruise.

The “Frank or Francis” project seems to be all but confirmed, though an official announcement has not yet been made. According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, “New York-based production company Likely Story Inc. has been awarded a $4 million tax credit to shoot “Frank or Francis” in Allegheny County, according to public investment records with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, which oversees the state’s film tax credit program.”

The movie is set to begin filming in January or February of 2012.

Pittsburgh in Film and TV – Tidbits

13 Feb

Currently, I Am Number Four is coming out in theaters. It was filmed in Pittsburgh and stars  newcomer heartthrob Alex Pettyfer along with the beautiful Dianna Agron (of GLEE fame.)

“Locke and Key” recently began shooting. This new FOX series includes Jesse McCartney in its cast. The pilot began filming last week.

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” will be being shot in Pittsburgh and stars Harry Potter’s Emma Watson.

Rumors also recently circulated that Mischa Barton (the O.C.) was in town over the holidays shooting a flick.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Taylor Lautner’s “Abduction” this September among others. Click here for the Pittsburgh Film Office Filmography.