MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Starting Saturday, June 8, it's lights camera action in L.A. That is, Lower Alabama.
Downtown Mobile will be the set for the new movie "Tokarev" and there are some big stars hanging around the area. One has already been spotted.
The action packed thriller stars Nicolas Cage and Danny Glover.
The story is about a former criminal, played by Cage, who is changing his ways but his normal life is ripped apart when a Russian mob kidnaps his daughter.
The film starts filming Saturday morning, June 8, which means you might just spot stars like Cage and Glover running around town.
Eva Golson with the Mobile Film Office said Mobile is right there with Glover and Cage as the films big stars.
"They will be filming it on location with the scenes exactly as they are and quite a few bars will be filmed as well," said Golson.
Now L.A. is on star watch. One FOX10 News viewer snapped a photo of Cage at the Fresh Market in Daphne.
Golson asks that the local residents be considerate if the happen upon the filming.
"We would ask them to be cautious. If the movie is filming, they have people in the scenes that they want there," said Golson.
The producers of "Tokarev" said they picked Mobile in large part to the state's film incentives, but the southern hospitality doesn't hurt.
The cast and crew are staying in town taking advantage of the great hotels in the downtown area.
"We're happy to have them here, and we want them to be treated with southern hospitality," said Golson.
There will be some streets blocked of as filming requires but Golson said they are trying to limit the impact on the citizens as much as possible.
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