Hollywood stars coming to Canton to film TV series

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.

Source: http://www.cantonrep.com

Logan Lucky gets August release date

Bleecker Street will distribute Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” in partnership with Fingerprint Releasing, the director’s newly formed entertainment company. The heist comedy stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, and a platinum-coiffed Daniel Craig. It also marks Soderbergh’s return to the big screen after a four-year hiatus, during which he flirted with retirement, did a spot of painting, and oversaw the very bloody medical drama “The Knick” for Cinemax.

The film is about two brothers Jimmy (Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Driver) who set out to execute an elaborate robbery during a widely watched car race. “Logan Lucky” will hit theaters on Aug. 18. It will face off against “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” and “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature.”

The film also stars Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, David Denman, Macon Blair, Jack Quaid, and Brian Gleeson. The original screenplay is by Rebecca Blunt. Gregory Jacobs, Mark Johnson, Reid Carolin, and Tatum served as producers. Zane Stoddard of Nascar is an executive producer, along with Michael Polaire and Dan Fellman.

Source: http://variety.com

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