A downtown developer says a star-studded cast is preparing to film a TV series in Northeast Ohio and that Stark County will be a “major player” in the production.
Steve Coon, who refurbished the Historic Onesto Hotel and Event Center and is finishing the neighboring Bliss Lofts, said Hilary Swank and Ed Harris are among the actors involved and that filming will be in the Cleveland, Akron and Canton regions, with downtown Canton having a significant role.
“They’re going to be here and it’s going to be a big deal,” he said.
The production team has selected locations and will begin filming “right away,” he said.
Coon, who owns high-end housing facilities across the state of Ohio, declined comment on how he knows about the filming and his relationship to the situation.
Swank and Harris are slated to appear in a TV series called “The One Percent,” according to articles from several national entertainment websites. The show was picked up by the Starz network for 10 episodes and will feature Swank as the wife of actor Ed Helms, who is struggling to save the family farm.