The Nana Project starring Mercedes Ruehl will start filming Wednesday
Special Report: Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 News, ABC Louisville
The buzz is still in the air from all of the celebrity sightings during Kentucky Derby weekend and other films being shot around the state featuring major Hollywood stars.
Actress Robin Givens is set to return to the area to shoot another film, according to her team.
Her new movie, “The Nana Project” will be shot around the Louisville area.
The storyline is set in a retirement home with a “feisty chess master” played by Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl.
Her character Helen “Nana” Lewis has two estranged grandsons Andrew and Cody who will be played by Nolan Gould and Will Peltz.
The family will head out on a road trip to support Nana’s rise to the state championships.
They are expected to begin filming on May 18 and will be here through June 4.
We hear the filming was scheduled for another city, but I have learned Louisville is a good spot.
It could be from the great response that was given to the “The Cookout” that was also filmed in Louisville and directed by Givens.
Submission instructions can be found by clicking the following link: https://www.facebook.com/Alexis-Leggett-Casting-118037106989200
You need to be fully vaccinated for this project. You need to provide proof of vaccination and take a mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival on your shoot date.
If you get a role in this film, please let me know.
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