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“Mrs. Maisel” star Brosnahan serving as co-producer
Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan is co-producing “I’m Your Woman,” an upcoming Amazon Studios release which is filming some scenes in McKeesport this month. (Submitted photo)
Hollywood is back in McKeesport: Amazon Studios is using locations in the city for scenes in an upcoming movie starring Rachel Brosnahan.
Film crews used The Elbow Room restaurant on West Fifth Avenue this week, as well as the former Weinberg's Texaco station on the opposite side of Rebecca Street.
Brosnahan, who recently won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in Amazon Studio's series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” is the lead in a movie titled “I’m Your Woman,” according to the Pittsburgh Film Office.
In April, Deadline Hollywood reported that “I’m Your Woman” is the story of a woman “who must go on the run with her child because of her husband’s crimes.” According to a story in Variety, the story is set in the 1970s.
Weinberg’s Texaco has been decorated with vintage advertisements and a sign that says “Lucas’ Garage,” while The Elbow Room was sporting advertisements for a lunchtime “Blue Plate Special.”
Vintage 1970s cars were spotted on Rebecca Street this week during filming.
McKeesport assistant police Chief Chip Olinsky said the producers will be filming Downtown on Sixth Avenue and Sinclair Street later this month, probably Nov. 18 and 19.
Some of the logistics are still being worked out, Olinsky said. The production company is paying the city for any police overtime, he said.
According to one unconfirmed report, a chase scene is going to be filmed using one of the city’s parking garages. A location scout did not return a phone message left by Tube City Almanac.
“I’m Your Woman” is being directed by Julia Hart and was written by Hart and her husband, Jordan Horowitz. Horowitz also is producing the film along with Brosnahan, according to the Pittsburgh Film Office.
“I’m Your Woman” is the latest of several films and TV series that have recently used McKeesport to stand in for other locations. In 2016, the Netflix series “Mindhunter” used the 200 block of Fifth Avenue, Downtown, to stand in for 1970s California, while the former McKeesport Daily News building served as a police station in some scenes.
The 2014 film “Foxcatcher” also shot some scenes in McKeesport. Kevin Smith’s 2008 comedy “Zach and Miri Make a Porno” shot inside McKeesport Little Theater on Coursin Street, and the 2009 film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” filmed some sequences in and around the city.
Jason Togyer is the editor of The Tube City Almanac and volunteer executive director of Tube City Community Media Inc. He may be reached at email@example.com.
Originally published November 07, 2019.