The period drama “Carol,” based upon the novel by the same by by Patricia Highsmith (who also wrote “Strangers on a Train” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley”) will shoot in Cincinnati for 7 weeks with an anticipated shoot beginning in March. Production offices will open in January.
This will be the first film shot entirely in the region under Ohio’s Film Production Incentive that passed in 2012 which provides a rebate to producers based upon the number of Ohioans hired – they are currently accepting early applications for employment of extras/day players and crew.
- Headshots and resumes can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for extras and day parts.
- Crew employment resumes can be sent to: Union crew, email@example.com and for general employment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The film stars Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett as the title character and Rooney Mara as the department store clerk who falls for the older, married woman. Cincinnati will play the role of 1950s New York City and part of New Jersey. Says Cincinnati Film Commissioner, Kristen Erwin Schlotman, “We are ecstatic to host such an extraordinary project… This is the largest motion picture to shoot in our area…and will be one of Hollywood’s highest profile films produced next year.”