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Russo Bros Wanted to Shoot 'Infinity War' in Cleveland

Two new Bruce Willis action films shooting in Ohio this spring, summer

Bruce Willis brings his action mojo to Northeast Ohio this spring
Yippee ki-ya, movie filmers! Die Hard star Bruce Willis is set to star in two films shooting in Ohio this spring and summer.

The first, Acts of Violence, will shoot in Northeast Ohio beginning March 27. The second, Reprisal, begins in July. No word yet on where the film will shoot.

Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films' co-founders, Randall Emmett and George Furla, will produce both pictures. Willis is in partnership with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and has starred in a number of pictures produced by the company. Most - like The Prince and Extraction - are released direct-to-video or VOD.

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