Lights, Cameras and Hollywood Action Come to Philly

Philly is set to serve as the backdrop for a few Hollywood movies and TV projects.

Law Abiding Citizen, Limitless, and Sixth Sense are just a few of the movies filmed right here in Greater Philadelphia and now it looks as if Philly will serve as the backdrop for two more movies and two new TV shows.

It’s the financial incentives, various locations to suit any and every setting, accommodating city services and support from the Greater Philadelphia Film Office that keeps filmmakers coming back to this city, according to Uwishunu.

Keep your eyes open for some celebrity sightings! Here are four projects headed to Philly:

Dead Man Down: A New York-set mob movie, directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who also directed the original, Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Dead Man Down will star Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace. It is scheduled to shoot her in Philly for 40 days.

After Earth: A film about a father and son exploring an alien planet directed by, you guessed it, M. Night Shyamalan.  Starring as father and son is, yup, you guessed it again, Will Smith and son Jayden Smith. Zoë Kravitz and Sophie Okonedo are also set to star in the film. Keep an eye out for the cast later this month. One confirmed filming location is the Budd Manufacturing Facility at 2450 W. Hunting Park Avenue in North Philly.

Do No Harm: An NBC medical drama pilot about a doctor who struggles with his alter-ego set to film later this year. Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, who also directed the pilot episode of NBC’s latest addition Smash, is set to direct.

Political Animals: A six-episode cable show to poke fun at notable political figures set to film later this year. Casting is still in the process. USA Network and Warner Horizon Television will partner together to produce the show.

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