AKA Jimmy Picard, a new feature film starring Benicio De Toro, began filming in Monroe, MI today.
The movie is based on a true story of a WWII veteran and Blackfoot Indian who used the alias Jimmy Picard and became one of the nation’s first documented cases of dream analysis and interpretation.
Though no specific filming locations have been confirmed, some filming is expected to be done at the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary campus, which also houses a private infirmary, in Monroe.
“Michigan doubles as Topeka, Kansas and New York City in this period film – another testament to the diversity and quality of locations found throughout our state,” said Carrie Jones, director of the Michigan Film Office. “Michigan beat out a number of other states for this project, helping to put our crew and talent here in the state to work.”
AKA Jimmy Picard is only the third film to be approved for Michigan’s Film Incentives this year. So far the state has awarded a total of $14,149,273 on $47,936,564 of approved production incentives.
Along with Monroe, the movie is also expected to shoot in Detroit this summer.
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