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Filmmakers Find Ideal Backdrop in Wheeling


WHEELING — Keep an eye out for celebrities on the streets of Wheeling as the filming of the upcoming drama “The Gun on Second Street” is slated to take place in the city.

Over the Fourth of July weekend, residents may have already seen camera crews in East Wheeling, as initial flashback scenes were already captured during a two-day shoot using locals as actors and extras. According to director Rohit Karn Batra, next on the agenda is a 25-day shoot in Wheeling with the main actors of the cast, including Poppy Delevigne of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”

In the film, Delevigne will star as the wife of a police officer who was accidentally killed by his partner. Years later, the partner reunites with Delevigne’s character when he moves to Pittsburgh, with the two slowly falling in love while confronting the shared violent history between them.

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