Filmmaker to Feature Columbus

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(Image Courtesy of the Columbus Area Visitors Center) (Image Courtesy of the Columbus Area Visitors Center)
COLUMBUS -

The city of Columbus is the backdrop for an independent film featuring some Hollywood actors. The Republic reports shooting for the movie, which is tentatively titled "Columbus," will take place in Bartholomew County for the next two weeks. The plot involves a Korean-born main character, whose father is hospitalized and in a coma following an accident in Columbus.

Producer Aaron Boyd tells the publication the city's well-known architecture "is almost like another character." The cast includes John Cho, who also plays "Sulu" in "Star Trek Beyond," Haley Lu Richardson from "Ravenswood" ABC Family network and Michael Cera of "Arrested Development," "Superbad" and "Juno" fame.

Screenplay writer and director Kogonada became interested in the city through New York Times and National Public Radio stories about its design prowess.

Columbus Area Visitors Center Director of Marketing tells The Republic the movie could have a positive impact for the city.

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