First we had Shia, now we can look forward to Matt, Kate, Gwen and more…
Our first Changing Gears story was about the “Film Factory” – a look at what states put in – and what economic gains come from – Hollywood movies like Transformers 3, which was shot over the summer in Chicago.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting today that location scouts for another aspiring blockbuster – the action-thriller “Contagion” – have filed permits to film at least parts of the movie in Wilmette. According to the story, the permit is looking at three locations in the North Shore suburb: Central School, 910 Central Ave.; a home in the 600 block of Greenleaf Avenue; and the Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home, 1100 Greenleaf Ave.
The Steven Soderburgh film has an all-star cast so far, including Matt Damon, Gweneth Paltrow, Lawrence Fishburne, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and .
IMDB has a handy list of movies shot in Chicago. My favorite has got to be Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which I got to relive this year when someone pretending to be Ferris lived out his epic day on Twitter. What’s yours?