'Draft Day' scenes featuring Kevin Costner shot at Shaker Heights home

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio - A typically quiet street in Shaker Heights became a Hollywood sound stage this week. "Draft Day," the major motion picture about the Cleveland Browns has been filming scenes on South Park Boulevard.

Crews started setting up at Shaker Heights Councilman Jim Brady's home over the weekend. His house was used for two scenes. Brady said he is not allowed to talk about the movie plot, but did tell NewsChannel5 some details.

"They filmed inside and outside of the house. The inside of the house is one of the draftee's homes. It's his draft party in Virginia. The outside is in Cleveland. It's the house Kevin Costner's character grew up in and his mom still lives there," Brady said.

Back in March, Brady said a representative from the Cleveland Film Institute asked if he'd be interested in allowing his house to be used in the film. At first, Brady admits he was hesitant but he changed his mind after the director, Ivan Reitman, stopped by for a visit. 

Brady said it's been a great experience for his family, especially his teenagers.

"In the scene on the inside, my kids were signed up as extras and actually got semi-speaking roles. So you might see them in the film. They were a little impatient at first but after they filmed the scene they thought it was pretty cool," said Brady.

Brady got a daily fee and a few other perks too. He gets to keep most of the items used to transform his home. 

Brady said, "They're taking the 55-inch TV though... I was hoping that stayed here."

Crews were expected to wrap up filming at Brady's home and another home on South Park Boulevard by Wednesday evening.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments

Related Stories

Denis Leary, in town filming the Denis Leary, in town filming the 'Draft Day' movie, visited the Twinsburg Fire Department Saturday

Denis Leary, in town filming the 'Draft Day' movie, visited the Twinsburg Fire Department Saturday.

Man working on Man working on 'Draft Day' reports $1,900+ stolen from trailer at Cleveland Browns headquarters

More than $1,900 was taken from the set of "Draft Day" at the Cleveland Browns headquarters in Berea, according to a police report.

'Draft Day' scenes featuring Kevin Costner shot at Shaker Heights home

Kevin Costner takes a break from filming "Draft Day" in Shaker Heights to talk with NewsChannel5.

Shooting continues in Cleveland for movie Shooting continues in Cleveland for movie 'Draft Day'; Seven young gymnasts become stars

Cameras were rolling on Monday as shooting continues for the upcoming film "Draft Day" that will put Cleveland back on the big screen.

Hollywood crews film Hollywood crews film 'Draft Day' starring Kevin Costner at Mayfield Village business

Hollywood film crews are shooting a scene for "Draft Day" Monday.

Running back Arian Foster wears Cleveland Browns uniform for Running back Arian Foster wears Cleveland Browns uniform for 'Draft Day' movie

Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster donned a Cleveland Browns uniform on Friday. Unfortunately for Browns fans, it's not real.

'Draft Day' holds casting call in Garfield Heights for football player extras

College football players tryout for part in movie where Kevin Costner to play role of Cleveland Browns general manager.

Browns fans welcome to be a part of Browns fans welcome to be a part of 'Draft Day' movie at the Tilted Kilt in Cleveland

Thursday night, not only can Browns fans watch the NFL Draft at a local bar, they can be in a major motion picture starring Kevin Costner.

 

Kevin Costner Kevin Costner's 'Draft Day' movie holds Cleveland casting call on Sunday

The new movie "Draft Day", starring Kevin Costner, is looking for extras for its Cleveland-area shoots.

Report: Cleveland beats Buffalo for Report: Cleveland beats Buffalo for 'Draft Day' movie starring Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner will play a fictitious Cleveland Browns general manager in a movie shooting in Cleveland.