October 09, 2018
The latest movie to shoot in Philadelphia, this one with "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman in the lead, was spotted filming in Chinatown and near the Pennsylvania Convention Center late Monday night and into Tuesday.
The film is "17 Bridges," and crews were first spotted in Philadelphia over the summer, around the time a casting call went out looking for local extras, saying they would need to be available starting Sept. 24.
Filming 17 Bridges , I’m enjoying a delicious dinner at a Chinese eatery I’ve never heard of come by and we’ll talk about the imperialism pic.twitter.com/zvAjtL3PZC— PhillyChitChat (@HughE_Dillon) October 9, 2018
Last week, crews were also seen near 11th and Callowhill streets, throwing some people for a loop because of the NYPD cars and yellow New York cabs. Crews previously have been spotted in Rittenhouse, where an apartment at 2013 Locust St. was used as the residence for character Lucky played by Sienna Miller.
"17 Bridges" is set in Manhattan, with Boseman playing a disgraced NYPD detective who uncovers a mass conspiracy and begins a citywide manhunt for two killers. The action-thriller is directed by Brian Kirk, best known for his work on "Game of Thrones." The film recently announced the addition of Stephan James to the cast, as well.
Some filming for the production also is taking place in New York.
The scheduled released date for "17 Bridges" is July 2019.