WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) - "The Gun," starring Val Kilmer and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson isthe latest movie to shoot in West Michigan, and the crew filmed oneof its final climatic scenes Sunday inside the old Lear plant.
Jackson and the film's producer, Randall Emmett, were in GrandRapids last summer for another movie and returned because ofMichigan's tax incentives and the accessibility of the city.
"It's been really great and it's really easy to move around,"Director Jessy Terrero said. "You know, you go to other citiessometimes to shoot and it's difficult to move around and findpermits and things like that. The city of Grand Rapids has beenreally good to us."
Said Emmett: "Jesse can pretty much pick any location here (and)we can afford it. On a $60 million movie, you don't think aboutmoney, but on a smaller movie, you do and he doesn't have thoseconstraints of location here."
The crew of "The Gun" has been in the city for two weeks, andproduction is set to wrap Thursday.
Emmett has another film in the works, although it has beenpushed back due to the weather. He is planning on returning to WestMichigan this summer.
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