March 11, 2013
A story this morning in the Buffalo News is exciting for the city of Cleveland, and Browns fans. It appears Cleveland was chosen over Buffalo as the location for a new movie called "Draft Day" which will star Kevin Costner and be directed by Ivan Reitman.
"A furious fourth-quarter rally mounted by New York State officials including a top aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has fallen short in keeping the film "Draft Day" in Buffalo.
The movie, which was to depict Kevin Costner as a fictitious Buffalo Bills general manager trying to restore his team to past glory, will now be shot in Cleveland instead, with the actor portraying the Cleveland Browns GM.
The big reason, said Tim Clark, who heads the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission, was economics.
"At the end of the day, it was a money thing. I think Mr. [Ivan] Reitman really wanted to shoot here, but it just came down to the cost factor. What we were told is that the Cleveland incentives were better," Clark said."
Principal photography is...