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Hollywood star Nicolas Cage in Vernon filming movie

Nicolas Cage filming in Vernon
Watch Above: Nicolas Cage is in Vernon filming a movie called A Score to Settle. Watch an extended interview with the film’s assistant location manager on why Vernon was picked for the production.

A movie starring Nicolas Cage was being filmed in the Okanagan on Thursday.

A Score To Settle was being filmed along 27 Street in Vernon, B.C. and crowds gathered to get a glimpse of the Hollywood star.

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Cage was spotted filming an action sequence, in which he is shot, on the steps of All Saints Anglican Church.

The production team is expected to film for about a week in the Vernon area.

Watch Below: Vernon got a little taste of Hollywood on Thursday as star Nicolas Cage was spotted filming an action scene right in the center of town. As Megan Turcato reports, the event drew a crowd.
Nicolas Cage film may be part of a growing trend in Vernon
Nicolas Cage film may be part of a growing trend in Vernon

“The Okanagan in general is becoming a better area to shoot. Vancouver is very, very busy,” said Robert Bricker, the film’s assistant location manager.

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“Vernon is my hometown, so it is fun to be able to look at a script and say, ‘Hey, we can do that here.’”

A wide shot of the production at All Saints Anglican Church on Thursday morning.
A wide shot of the production at All Saints Anglican Church on Thursday morning. Megan Turcato / Global News
Nicolas Cage was spotted on the steps of All Saints Anglican Church in Vernon on Thursday.  The area was blocked off for the filming of a movie called A Score to Settle.
Nicolas Cage was spotted on the steps of All Saints Anglican Church in Vernon on Thursday. The area was blocked off for the filming of a movie called A Score to Settle. Megan Turcato / Global News
Nicolas Cage during the filming of a scene for A Score to Settle at All Saints Anglican Church on 27 Street in Vernon, B.C.
Nicolas Cage during the filming of a scene for A Score to Settle at All Saints Anglican Church on 27 Street in Vernon, B.C. Megan Turcato / Global News

Vernon is standing in for Oregon in the mob movie.

The movie is described on IMDb as the story of “an ex-enforcer for a local crime syndicate [who] has vowed to enact retribution on his mob bosses after 22 years of wrongful imprisonment.”
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While filming was going on, 27 Street was closed to traffic from 32 Avenue to 35 Avenue.