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.