Netflix movie filming now in Mobile and Baldwin Counties
POINT CLEAR, Ala. (WPMI) —
An adaptation of one of Stephen King's bestselling novels will soon come to life on Netflix.
Gerald's Game kicked off filming this week in Point Clear and will star actors like Bruce Greenwood and Carla Gugino.
"It's a movie that takes place inside your mind as much as it takes place on the screen so it's a cool roller-coaster ride of a film," said executive producer Scott Lumpkin.
Lumpkin said 90% of the film will be shot in downtown Mobile.
"We're in and around the area. You'll be able to see Mobile on the screen, see and recognize some of the locations," he said.
"There's a handful of stunts. We crash a car into a tree," said stunt coordinator Chuck Borden, who flew here from the Netherlands.
He says south Alabama is a great place to film.
"It has a very distinct feel to it. They go to different places and try to create this, but it's natural here," said Borden.
And Lumpkin can't stress enough how crucial Alabama's movie tax credits are to bringing in money and jobs.
"We've got 80 employees. More than half are locals that live here," said Lumpkin. "Tax credits are important. It's something that helps the industry grow. And if you look at what we're doing now vs. what we had a few years ago, there's industry here. There's people buying housing and living here to make this a career and it's growing."
Filming will take place through mid-November. Shooting in downtown Mobile begins Thursday.