Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley will star in the latest movie set to film in Ohio, which has courted Hollywood with state tax incentives.
The Ohio Department of Development said today that credits totaling more than $1.5 million have been approved for two more movies.
“A Doll’s House,” with Mr. Kingsley, will begin shooting in the Cincinnati area in late January. Officials expect producers to hire 188 Ohioans for cast and crew for the modern adaptation of the nineteenth century dramatic play written by Henrik Ibsen.
Later this year, scenes for a thriller called “Scorned” will be shot in the Shawnee State Forest area in Scioto County. The state expects the production to hire 107 Ohioans.
The motion picture tax credit program, created to lure productions to Ohio, has helped bring twenty-eight film projects in three years worth a projected total $115 million of spending in Ohio.
Among last year’s highlights were filming in Cleveland and Wilmington for “The Avengers” and in Cincinnati and Oxford for George Clooney’s drama “Ides of March.”