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John Goodman Starring In Sci-Fi Movie Filming In Edgewater This Week

By Linze Rice | March 6, 2017 5:19am
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The movie "Captive State" starring John Goodman, Vera Farmiga and and Ashton Sanders is filming in Edgewater Monday and Tuesday.
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EDGEWATER — Edgewater will make its way again onto the big screen for the 2018 sci-fi thriller film  "Captive State," beginning with filming in the Edgewater Beach area Monday and Tuesday.

The movie's premise focuses on life in a Chicago neighborhood about a decade after an "occupation by an extra-terrestrial force" and how the lives of those "on both sides of the conflict" unfold, according to movie website IMDB.

John Goodman, Vera Farmiga and and Ashton Sanders (of the Oscar-winning movie "Moonlight") are among the project's stars. 

The film is directed by Rupert Wyatt, who is also a force behind the "Exorcist" TV series that has filmed in Edgewater.

Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) alerted residents that there would be parking restrictions on some streets throughout the day and night to accommodate film crews with The Nine Productions LLC.

From 5 p.m. Monday until 10 p.m. Tuesday, parking will be banned on the east side of Broadway from Balmoral to Foster avenues; both sides of Bryn Mawr Avenue between Winthrop and the Bryn Mawr "L" stop; and the north side of Berwyn Avenue from Broadway to Winthrop. 

From 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Berwyn, Catalpa and Balmoral avenues will be intermittently closed between Broadway and Winthrop. 

An alley will also be closed from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday: the first alley west of Winthrop between Bryn Mawr and Berwyn.