The Bruce Willis-starring movie Open Source has begun filming in Cincinnati.
According to Film Cincinnati, shooting on the Matt Eskandari-directed project started this week and the cast includes Willis, Jessie Metcalfe, Natalie Eva Marie and Lala Kent. It is being produced by Emmett Furla, the production company's sixth Cincinnati-filmed movie.
“We love shooting in Cincinnati,” said producer Randall Emmett in a release. “The city is so welcoming and the film office is one of the best in the country.”
According to a study by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center, the motion picture industry had an "economic impact" of $80 million in the area in 2017 and 2018. Numbers are not available for 2019.
“Obviously there is a lot of excitement when stars are filming around Cincinnati,” said Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati, in the release, “but the real excitement is seeing how many jobs these production companies create for locals and how much money they spend while in town. That’s what we care about.”
Website The Film Catalogue says the plot of the film is: "A team of fearless mercenaries, led by security expert Derek Miller, are considered the best fighters on Earth that money can buy. They are strategically hired by billionaire tech CEO Donovan Chalmers (Bruce Willis) to protect a piece of technology that, if exposed, could destroy the world. Their mission becomes even higher risk when Chalmers’ daughter is kidnapped by the extremely dangerous terrorist group The Pardoners, who will stop at nothing to obtain the tech. Miller and his team must now work together with Chalmers in order to save his family and protect the fate of the human race before it’s too late."