Thurgood Marshall movie to be shot in Buffalo

Thurgood Marshall

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) –  A movie described as a courtroom thriller about the life of Thurgood Marshall will be shot in Buffalo.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the biopic will be primarily shot at the Dillon Courthouse in Niagara Square, right in the heart of downtown Buffalo.

The movie focuses a young Marshall prior to becoming the first African American to sit on the American Supreme Court.

“Thurgood Marshall was a giant of the civil rights movement and the hosting this film memorializing his great work is an honor,” Governor Cuomo said. “This production will help create hundreds of jobs and generate millions of dollars for the local economy, providing even more momentum to Buffalo’s economic resurgence and adding one more reason why this is a city on the move.”

Pre-production on the flick is already underway.  The production company is expected to result in more than 400 jobs for crew and extras and likely bookings in more than a 1,00 hotel room nights. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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