Birmingham turns Hollywood with big movie shoot
The sequel to a Hollywood blockbuster with a cast full of A-listers is set to start filming in the West Midlands.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle begins shooting in Birmingham city centre tomorrow.
Roads in the Colmore Business District will be shut down overnight for the filming, which is due to finish on Wednesday (18).
The Golden Circle is a follow-up to last year's smash hit Kingsman: The Secret Service which parodied spy films such as James Bond.
It is not known if any A-list stars will be spotted in the city, but the cast is packed full of some of Hollywood's biggest names. Colin Firth is due to reprise his role from the first film, while Oscar-winning actresses Halle Berry and Julianne Moore – as well as Channing Tatum – are also pencilled in.
Roads near Cornwall Street will be closed overnight for four nights while the local area will be given a whole new look thanks to uplights and downlights.
Victoria Square will be turned into a parking area for trucks, while Great Charles Queensway will remain open throughout.
A letter sent to city centre businesses sets out the filming schedule.
This states: "We wish to confirm details of the second unit filming taking place in Birmingham for a film provisionally titled 'The Golden Circle'.
"The film will form part of a car chase and will involve intermittent gunfire. We will be operating intermittent pedestrian control whilst we are filming as a health and safety precaution.
"This may involve short waits of up to two to three minutes after which, polite pedestrian marshals will escort you to your destination.
"In order to facilitate our shoot there will be equipment set up in the locations above prior to filming. This will be managed safely and security will be present at all times.
"We understand that we are guest in your neighbourhood and are putting into place control measures to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.
"We are really excited to bring this sequence to Birmingham and thank everybody for the help we have received so far."
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