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Updates on 'Mercy,' 'Surviving Compton,' 'The Killing Of A Sacred Deer' Movies

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Thought you'd like an update about the films shot here since July:

SURVIVING COMPTON: DRE, SUGE & MICHEL'LE: The bio picture about R&B singer Michel'le, and her relationships with Dr. Dre, Suge Knight and rappers NWA premieres Saturday, Oct. 15 (8 p.m., Lifetime). It was filmed in Greater Cincinnati and in Middletown in July.

Rhyon Nicole Brown ("That's So Raven," "Lincoln Heights") stars as the platinum recording artist who was Dr. Dre’s girlfriend for more than a decade before marrying Death Row Records founder Suge Knight. Michel'le, 45, currently stars on TV One's reality series "R&B Divas: Los Angeles."

Watch for my review later this week.

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER: Filming wrapped Friday Oct. 7 for the feature starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell, but the local production offices remains open, says Kristen Schlotman, Film Cincinnati executive director.

So "Sacred Deer" does not overlap with production of "Mercy" and "Inconceivable," the feature film which started shooting Monday  at Christ Hospital with Nicholas Cage, Gina Gershon, Nicky Whalen, WWE's Natalie Eva Marie and Faye Dunaway.

Farrell will be a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday (11:35 p.m., ABC, Channel 9) along with Vin Scully. Will Farrell talk about filming in Cincinnati?

MERCY: Director Tali Shalom-Ezer will be shooting here "a couple more weeks," Schlotman says.

Filming has been mostly under the radar for stars Kate Mara ("The Martian," "House of Cards," "Iron Man 2," "American Horror Story," "24"), Ellen Page ("Juno," "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Inception") and Elias Koteas ("Chicago P.D.," "The Thin Red Line," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button").

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.