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MAJOR Movie Production Coming To Glasgow City Centre

GLASGOW is to welcome another major film production to the city later this month.

Scenes for a Universal Pictures movie will be shot on a number of city centre streets including George Square and St Vincent Street towards the end of October.

Authorities have not revealed which film it is but Glasgow Live is reporting that it is Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Jason Statham.

. A secondary unit of 200 crew will come to the city. It is anticipated that the production will have a significant impact on the city’s economy.

Information is being given to local residents and businesses.

Councillor David McDonald, depute leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “It is great to see another major film production coming to Glasgow, another example of the confidence the industry has in the city’s ability to host shoots of this size.

“The council’s Glasgow Film Office has been working closely with the production to identify locations and making sure the shoot goes as smoothly as possible, while minimising the impact on the daily life of the city.

“Major productions such as this bring a great boost to the local economy. Glasgow loves cinema, and it is good to know that we will see the streets of the city shown all over the world when this film is released.”

On Tuesday, a Glasgow City Council committee noted a report that the council’s Glasgow Film Office had attracted and assisted film, broadcast and advertising productions that had generated around £300million for the city’s economy since it was established in 1997.

Productions filmed in the city include the World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, Fast & Furious 6, Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine, and the recently-released The Wife, starring Glenn Close, and television productions Outlander, Shetland, Patrick Melrose, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and The Cry.