Ryan Reynolds Movie Starts Shooting In Mobile

Ryan Reynolds Movie Starts Shooting In Mobile

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The clouds parted and the sun came out, it seems, just for Jeremy Walker, Executive Producer for the film Mississippi Grind. They were filming today at the Mobile Greyhound Park.

"And it was great, as soon as the filmmakers walked onto the location, they realized this had to be in the movie," says Walker.

The movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Sienna Miller.

"It's really a story about friendship. Our lead character Gerry has recently gone through a divorce and is really feeling down in general and he meets a new friend named Curtis who kind of becomes a good luck charm to him and kind of helps him turn things around to have more of a positive outlook on life," says Walker.

Although movie-goers won't know the characters are in Mobile, Walker assures us all the character of the park will come through on the big screen. Unfortunately we were not able to be inside while they were shooting. The director and producers would rather there not be any footage of them actually filming until after the movie is released and they're hoping that will be next spring.

Working alongside the veteran actors will be first-time extra, Guy Wallman.

"The guy who works for me, Nicolai, I said do me a favor, take a picture of me and send it in and see what happens, maybe I'll be a movie star!" says Wallman, "I'm very excited about it, it's great. I love everything about Mississippi and being in Mississippi Grind the movie is, I'm very happy about it."

John Vanhorn, a Mississippi State Senior is also a first timer, whose friends are excited about a potential brush with Ryan Reynolds.

"I've heard plenty about that already from sisters and friends. They all want me to bring him back to Starkville!" says Vanhorn.

A study released Thursday says Louisiana is the production capital when it comes to feature films, producing 18 in the last year. Alabama isn't even on the list. But hopefully as more film crews discover our beautiful city, that will change in the near future.

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