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Downtown Parking Restrictions For 'Dry Run' Filming Wednesday

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Parking will be restricted on Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Sycamore Streets in downtown Cincinnati Wednesday Jan. 16 to accommodate crews and equipment for filming Dry Run starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway.

Parking will be restricted in curb lanes only from 5 a.m. until midnight, says Ursula Thomas Miller, communications manager for Cincinnati's Department of Transportation & Engineering. Through traffic will be allowed at all locations with parking restrictions.

Most of the filming will be inside several downtown office buildings, she says.  The production is scheduled for nine weeks, through March 7.

Director Todd Haynes, who filmed Carol here with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in 2014, was shooting a street scene Tuesday in the Highland Park area of Hamilton's West Side.

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Todd Haynes (left) with Cate Blanchett while filming 'Carol' here.

Ruffalo stars as Cincinnati attorney Robert Bilott, who sued DuPont in 1999 on behalf of a West Virginia farmer. The script was developed from Nathaniel Rich's New York Times Magazine article, "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare" published on Jan. 6, 2016.

The cast includes Tim Robbins (Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption), Bill Camp (Vice), Mare Winningham (American Horror Story, Mildred Pierce), Victor Garber (Argo, Alias) Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and William Jackson Harper (The Good Place).  

Casting director D. Lynn Meyers in late December said sheneeded "lots of extras… for all types and ages of people" for Dry Run.

Here are the Wednesday parking restrictions:

  • South side of Sixth Street between Main and Sycamore
  • South side of Sixth Street between Vine and Walnut
  • West side of Sycamore between Fifth and Sixth
  • North side of Fifth Street between Main and Sycamore
  • North side of Fifth Street between Race and Walnut
  • South side of Fourth Street between Elm and Plum
  • South side of Seventh Street between Vine and Sycamore

During filming,check this city website for more traffic updates.

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.