Katherine Heigl spotted around Cleveland as filming for 'Jenny's Wedding' starts

Northeast Ohio native starring alongside Heigl

Filming for the latest Hollywood movie being shot in Cleveland starts Monday. The movie, "Jenny's Wedding," stars Katherine Heigl and Tom Wilkinson. 

It also includes Houston Rhines, a Munroe Falls native. Rhines has a lead role in the film and enjoys working in the area where he grew up.

"I saw all my old friends," Rhines said, a Cuyahoga Falls High School graduate. "I've been hanging out with my family, and there's no other time I've gotten to do that and work on a movie at the same time. So, it's amazing to be here."

Actress Katherine Heigl was spotted dining at Hodges in Cleveland and posed in pictures with fans. One of our viewers told us she was very nice and genuine. 

NewsChannel5 reached out the the Greater Cleveland Film Commission to find out where filming was taking place, but we were told they cannot disclose that information. 

The film commission did tell us there will be no road closures during filming. 

Crews said they will be filming this week in the city. Then, they'll return in two weeks to film for another week.

"Jenny's Wedding" is the latest major motion picture filmed in Cleveland. Most recently, film crews were in the city shooting "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Other Hollywood movies filmed here recently include "Draft Day,"  featuring Kevin Costner and "Miss Meadows" starring Katie Holmes. 

Over the years, movies likes these have brought in major money to the local economy. Cleveland State University put out a study that says since 2009, 27 films shot in Cleveland have brought in $176 million dollars. 

The President of the Greater Film Commission, Ivan Schwarz, told us, "We are in the process of completing our second Economic Impact Study and the results will be released later this year."

 

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