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Bruce Willis’ ‘Reprisal’ movie (gun fights, car chases, a robbery, a crash) to be filming on riverfront Aug. 7-9

The Bruce Willis film, Reprisal, directed by Brian A. Miller will be filming in Cincinnati on the riverfront starting Monday. On Wednesday, traffic on the Roebling Bridge will be restricted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you hear gunfire around the riverfront, think “movie,” as we are talking classic Bruce Willis action — gun fights, car chases, a robbery, a crash.

Filming will take place at Yeatman’s Cove, Rosa Parks Street at The Banks and The Roebling Suspension Bridge. And, yes, traffic will be affected. Police will help drivers with detours.

Bruce Willis

The crews will be shooting at Yeatman’s Cove from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

On Tuesday,, Rosa Parks Street at The Banks will be closed south of Freedom Way from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Walnut Street will be open.

On Wednesday, Roebling Bridge traffic will be restricted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Greater Cincinnati Film Commission will be working with police and traffic and engineering departments to minimize the impact on traffic and noise.

After his bank is violently and elaborately robbed, the assistant manager struggles to overcome his PTSD and continue taking care of his young diabetic daughter. With the police investigation going nowhere, he mounts his own investigation, with the help of his friend Willis, and tracks down the sociopathic criminal.

Joining Willis in the cast is Olivia Culpo as a hard-working mom worried about healthcare for her diabetic child.

Olivia Culpo

Willis most recently was in Cincinnati shooting the 2016 release, Marauders

Reprisal is produced by Stephen J. Eads, Randall Emmett, George Furla and Mark Stewart.

The production company also is responsible for Cincinnati-shot movies Inconcievable  and The Life and Death of John Gotti.

“It’s been fantastic filming in Cincinnati,” Emmett told the film commission. “The community, the locations are amazing to work with.  We love making movies here.”

“We are excited to welcome Emmett/Furla Oasis films back to Cincinnati,” said Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati. “Their familiarity with the city as well as our excellent talent pool of extras and crewmembers keeps bringing them back to make more feature films.”

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