CINCINNATI -- Actor-director Emilio Estevez will shoot a movie about harness racing in the Cincinnati area.

It's called "Johnny Longshot" and is set to start filming in January. The cast, locations and other details weren't released Thursday.

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Ohio development officials say the family-friendly movie will receive an Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit of nearly $3.5 million and will hire about 1,500 cast, crew and extras. Ohio in recent years has lured filming of other movies including "The Avengers" and "The Ides of March."

Estevez says his movie will be about a retired jockey getting into harness racing.

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His previous roles included a youth hockey coach in "The Mighty Ducks." Brother Charlie Sheen played a Cleveland Indians pitcher in "Major League."

Their father, actor Martin Sheen, is a native of Dayton.