Part Of Major Motion Picture To Be Filmed In Tulsa

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 7:32 pm
By: News On 6 

TULSA, OK -- Scenes of a major motion picture starring Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba and Casey Affleck will be filmed in Tulsa.

The movie "The Killer Inside Me" is based on a novel written by Anadarko native Jim Thompson, who also authored "The Grifters" and "The Getaway."

The film is about a small-town deputy sherriff, who will be portrayed by Affleck.

"We could not be more excited to have a film of this caliber shooting in Oklahoma," said Jill Simpson, director of the Oklahoman Film and Music Office. "The majority of filming was initially slated for New Mexico. However, after the production team heard about our incentives and came in for a scout, we were able to land all but one location here in Oklahoma. It's a real coup for us."

Michael Winterbottom, who directed "A Mighty Heart," is the film's director. Other actors include Bill Pullman and Elias Koteas.

The film will employ cast, crew and extras from Oklahoma, and the production is based in Guthrie. 

Shooting is scheduled to begin March 30 in Guthrie, Oklahoma City, Cordell, Enid and Tulsa.

"We scouted in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma over several months last fall," the film's co-producer Susan Kirr said. "Although the film is set in West Texas, we determined that we could get the right look for the town in Guthrie, combining that with cityscapes in Oklahoma and Tulsa (doubling for Fort Worth).

"Jill Simpson and the Oklahoma Film Commission went over and above the call of duty in helping us to find the locations that would work best for the film. The generous incentives and the friendly nature of the people here all combined to make Oklahoma our choice for 85 percent of the principal photography of the film."