Aaron with director Steven C Miller
If you’re driving in downtown Birmingham, take a good look at the cop in the car next to you. It just might be actor Aaron Eckhart, who’s in town filming an action movie, “Live.” The police thriller, directed by Steven C. Miller, focuses on a disgraced cop who’s searching for the police commissioner’s kidnapped daughter with the help of an online reporter.
Eckhart, 50, has generated a dose of excitement here since the movie started filming on May 15. The star has graciously posed for selfies with fans during his work breaks and off days. Also, onlookers have shared photos and video clips from the set on social media. Here’s a sampling of those posts, along with a few updates from director Miller.
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Despite a few streets being blocked downtown and traffic detours, Birmingham is embracing the filming of the action movie ‘Live’ starring Aaron Eckhart.
Social media has been buzzing with Eckhart sightings, and just yesterday he took some time out of his busy schedule to meet with Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama.
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Aaron Eckhart and director Steve C. Miller at the Birmingham Barons game on Sunday, May 20, 2018
‘Live,’ featuring Hollywood star Aaron Eckhart, began filming Tuesday morning. It’s the most recent of several movies that have chosen Birmingham in the last several months. Leaders from Create Birmingham say this one features a much bigger budget and more action than any of the others.
“We’re going to have car crashes and explosions and hovering helicopters, gun fights,” Create Birmingham president Buddy Palmer said. “So they’ll be cars rocketing out of alleyways downtown. It’s going to be fun.”
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“Gotham’s” Ben McKenzie will star opposite Aaron Eckhart in the Solution Entertainment Group film “Live,” sources tell Variety.
“Marauders” helmer Steve C. Miller will direct the movie with Jeremy Drysdale penning the script. Courtney Eaton has also joined the cast.
The pic takes place over the course of two hours and follows a disgraced cop who is put in charge of finding the police commissioner’s kidnapped daughter, Penny, who’s trapped somewhere in the city and running out of time. With a deranged killer on his heels, Penny’s only hope is teaming up with an ambitious young online reporter who films the wild chase live.
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The project, which has been on the back burner for several years, is now looking to begin shooting in May in Alabama.
Aaron Eckhart and Courtney Eaton will star in Live!, a thriller from The Solution Entertainment Group.
Steven C. Miller, who helmed the upcoming Escape Plan 2: Hades, is sitting in the director’s chair for the project, which aims to tell its tale in real time.
The script, by Jeremy Drysdale, tells of a disgraced cop (Eckhart) who is racing against time to find the police commissioner’s kidnapped daughter after killing her abductor. With the young woman having only 80 minutes to live and a crazed killer after him, the cop has to team up with an online reporter (Eaton) who wants to broadcast the chase live.
Myles Nestel, Craig Chapman, and Skip Williamson are producing the thriller Martin Sprock, Chris Tuffin and Renee tab are also producing. Adam Goldworm is among the executive producers.
The project has percolated for several years but financing and scheduling, as well as a change in directors, kept it on the back burner for a while. But with Miller on board, and Eckhart open, Live! is now looking to begin shooting in May in Alabama.
Eckhart, who appeared with Tom Hanks in Sully and starred in the Blumhouse horror thriller Incarnate, is part of the ensemble cast of The Romanoffs, an epic Amazon Studios series from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. He is repped by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein.
Read more at the source: The Hollywood Reporter
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Another photo shared by Steven C Miller on Instagram
“Aaron dives in. This role is going to be intense and I love seeing how engulfed he becomes. I’m lucky to work w/ the best. #LIVEmovie.”
From Steven C Miller’s Instagram (@stevencmiller):
“Fun gun training w/ #AaronEckhart, @tarantactical, & @bcoxdp for our newest flick. #LIVEmovie #filmmaking.”
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