CLEVELAND -- Greater Cleveland may have gotten a taste of winter today but, starting Monday, it will also see filming for a new movie.
"Jenny's Wedding," starring Katherine Heigl and Tom Wilkinson, will start filming in and around Greater Cleveland, according the Greater Cleveland Film Commission.
Written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue, it will also feature Grace Gummer and Linda Emond. Donoghue has written several screenplays, including "White Oleander," "Veronica Guerin" and "Beaches," and she also wrote and directed the drama "Paradise" with Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.
Heigl stars as Jenny, a woman who shocks her family when she announces a startling choice for a marriage partner.
The commission says three or four more films are expected to be shot here before the year ends but no details were released yet.
It has already been a busy movie year here, with the Russo brothers' "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Kevin Costner's "Draft Day" and Katie Holmes' "Miss Meadows."
The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is committed to building a year-round, sustainable statewide film industry through job creation, workforce development, and attracting media production.
According to a Cleveland State University study, about 900 full-time equivalent Ohio jobs and $176 million in economic impact were estimated as a result of the 27 projects that took advantage of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit since its 2009 inception.
The tax incentive returned $1.20 into the Ohio economy for every $1 invested by the incentive according to the same CSU study. A second study for the most recent two-year period is currently being conducted.