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Bruce Willis Film Shooting Near Roebling Suspension Bridge

Hollywood is back in town - and so is Bruce Willis.

The new film, Reprisal, will shoot in the Cincinnati area, with three days along the riverfront. On Monday morning, crews are shooting at Yeatman's Cove till 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, Rosa Parks Street at the Banks will be closed south of Freedom Way from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Walnut Street will be open.)

Then on Wednesday, the Roebling Suspension Bridge will be restricted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as the shoot lands on the historic span.

“It's been fantastic filming in Cincinnati,” said producer Randall Emmett. “The community, the locations are amazing to work with.  We love making movies here.”

“We are excited to welcome Emmett/Furla Oasis films back to Cincinnati,” said Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati. “Their familiarity with the city as well as our excellent talent pool of extras and crewmembers keeps bringing them back to make more feature films.”


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Filming begins Monday in Cincinnati for Reprisal, directed by Brian A. Miller, whose work includes the movies Vice, The Prince and Officer Down.

In Reprisal, after his bank is violently and elaborately robbed, the assistant manager (Willis) struggles to overcome his post-traumatic stress and continue taking care of his young diabetic daughter. With the police investigation going nowhere, he mounts his own investigation and tracks down the sociopathic criminal.

Joining Willis in the cast is social media influencer Olivia Culpo as Christina.

Willis most recently was in Cincinnati shooting the 2016 release, Marauders. Known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, Willis has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion, placing him in the Top 10 stars in terms of box office receipts.

In addition to Emmett, Reprisal is produced by Stephen J. Eads, George Furla, and Mark Stewart. Emmett/Furla Oasis films most recently filmed the action thriller Escape Plan 2 and Acts of Violence. Besides Marauders, the production company also is responsible for Cincinnati-shot movies Inconceivable and The Life and Death of John Gotti.

Films are flocking to the Cincinnati region in recent years, and most recently, streets in downtown Covington and Latonia, and Newport saw the lights, cameras, and action as Hollywood legend Robert Redford and other A-list stars shot their scenes for The Old Man and the Gun.

-Staff report