Shooting begins in Beaconsfield for Bruce Willis action movie ‘Death Wish’

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WATCH ABOVE: West Island film buffs are in luck. A Hollywood action movie started shooting in Beaconsfield Monday and there's an international action superstar in the lead role. Kelly Greig reports – Oct 3, 2016

The 1974 movie Death Wish is getting a reboot and Beaconsfield is making a cameo.

Shooting begins on the action flick on Monday.

Elm Plaza is now a Hollywood lot.

The original film starred Charles Bronson.

The remake will have another A-lister: Bruce Willis.

It’s the chance for some Montrealers to have their 15 minutes of fame.

“It’ll be cool, I’ve seen his movies since I was a kid so it will be cool to see him,” extra Steven Lemer, said. “I’ll try at least to get a picture if I can.”

As for behind-the-scenes secrets?

The film set was pretty tight, but we did manage to get a little bit of information.

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“The production crew says it’s going to have a soccer game and they need our cars. I’ll be a spectator with my car,” shared Lemer.

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While some Montrealers are hoping for their big break, others are looking to cash in.

“I’ve been here for a year and four months and this is the biggest thing I’ve seen in this area,” Germano Mustone, owner of Cugini’s Pizza & Cafe in the Plaza, said. “We’re pretty excited.”

He hopes to get a business boost.

“There’s so much activity and traffic and lot of movement. It should be great for local businesses to have this type of exposure,” he added.

Death Wish wraps the Montreal portion of their shoot Wednesday or Thursday, weather depending.

The release date is set for 2017.

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