Pittsburgh continues to be a hotspot for the production of Hollywood films. This summer, Steel City will see the filming of Abduction
, staring Taylor Lautner, best known for playing teen werewolf Jacob in the mega-successful Twilight
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Barbara Vancheri reports that Abduction is being made by Lionsgate, which came to Pittsburgh last year to film the mixed martial arts movie Warrior along with the suspense thriller The Next Three Days starring Russell Crowe. Lionsgate also made My Bloody Valentine 3-D here and the TV series The Kill Point.
John Singleton, a double Oscar nominee for writing and directing Boyz N the Hood, is expected to direct Abduction, a Bourne-type thriller about a teen who begins to realize he's not who his parents claim.
Pennsylvania's tax credit program is once again being cited for helping to lure moviemakers here, reports the Post-Gazette.
"The film tax credit has been extremely successful for Southwestern Pennsylvania. We had approximately $100 million in new money in 2009 and are hoping for the same or better for 2010," said Dawn Keezer, director of the Pittsburgh Film Office.
Read the complete Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article.
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