Sean Penn To Film Movie In Mich. Thumb Region 9-07-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Sean Penn To Film Movie In Mich. Thumb Region 9-07-2010

Michigan's Thumb region will soon be featured on the silver screen.
Film crews have been in Bad Axe several times over the last couple of months, scouting locations for the Sean Penn movie "This Must be the Place."
Filming is schedule to start next week. Several businesses and three houses are in the running for location shots.
The Internet Movie Database lists the movie's plot as "a bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S."
Also staring in the film is Frances McDormand and Harry Dean Stanton, with Paolo Sorrentino directing.
The movie is slated for a 2011 release.
Due to the filming of “This Must be the Place,” there will be several road closures in Huron County:
  • North Street between E. Huron and E. Woodworth will be closed from Wednesday, Sept. 8 to Wednesday, Sept. 15.
  • The northbound lane on Verona Road between Atwater Road and Leppek Road will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 7 from I0 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Verona Road between Atwater Road and Leppek Road will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • E. Huron between the railroad tracks and Nugent Road; Hubbard Street between E. Huron and E. Woodworth will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Verona Road between Atwater Road and Priemer Road will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Dwight Street between Main Street and Wooster Street in the Village of Kinde will be closed on Friday, Sept. 10 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • E. Huron between Buffalo Street and Nugent Road; E. Woodworth between Maple Street and N. Silver; Allen Street; Gold Street; N. Silver between E. Huron and E. Woodworth; and Hubbard Street between E. Huron and E. Woodworth will be closed on Friday, Sept. 10 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • E. Huron between N. Silver and Hubbard Street; E. Woodworth between N. Silver and Hubbard Street; and North Street between E. Woodworth and E. Hopson will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Ubly Road (M- 19) between Thompson Road and Helena Road will be closed on Monday, Sept. 13 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. This includes a road closure on Philp Road at M-19.
  • E. Huron between Hubbard Street and Nugent Road; and Hubbard Street between E. Huron and E. Woodworth will be closed on Monday, Sept. 13 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • E. Woodworth between N. Silver and Hubbard Street will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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