Sat. 4:58pm: State says Costner filming headed to Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) – The filming of a Kevin Costner movie about pro football’s draft day is headed to Cleveland.
State officials say the film, dubbed “Draft Day,” will be shot over a three-month period beginning in May.
They say that more than 1,200 extras will be hired and the local economy will get a $1 million boost.
Ohio’s point man for business development, David Zak, calls the film a great opportunity for businesses that provide services like drivers, catering and carpentry.
The early buzz from Hollywood is that Costner will play an NFL general manager focused on player draft selections.
Costner’s sports-related film credits include “Bull Durham” and “Field of Dreams.”
Forty-seven films, TV series and commercials have landed tax credits from the Ohio Film Office since 2010.