‘Lovecraft Country’
The Pilsen shoot of Lovecraft Country Photos: Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune


J.J. Abrams
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Lovecraft Country


Produced for HBO by Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams, the supernatural sci-fi series, set in the 1950s, was shot at Cinespace, in Pilsen, and in west suburban Elburn, where a stunt car was flipped onto its side during a chase scene.

Chris Rock
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Fargo (season 4)


The next installment of the Emmy-winning FX series stars Chris Rock as the head of a black crime family clashing with the Kansas City Mafia in 1950. Interior scenes are being shot at Cinespace.


Jordan Peele
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June 2020

Jordan Peele’s self-proclaimed “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 cult horror flick, set in the Cabrini-Green housing projects, returns to the now-gentrifying area. Director Nia DaCosta shot all over town, from Marina City and the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel to the surviving row houses of Cabrini-Green.

Gillian Flynn
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Summer 2020

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn scripted this dystopian thriller starring John Cusack. It’s an Amazon Studios remake of a BBC series. Shooting began in May at Cinespace, with subsequent filming in Austin, Pilsen, Little Italy, and west suburban Lisle.

Aaron Sorkin
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The Trial of the Chicago 7

October 2020

Aaron Sorkin directs his screenplay about the conspiracy trial of the 1968 Democratic National Convention protest leaders. In October, the production arrived in Lincoln Park, the South Loop, and Grant Park to stage the conflict between police and demonstrators.

John Slattery
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Fall 2020

Like a secret government project, this thriller series for Fox has been holed up on the Cinespace lot. John Slattery stars as a tech CEO whose rogue artificial intelligence program turns on its makers.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge
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No release date set

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator of the hit British series Killing Eve, and her frequent collaborator Vicky Jones dreamed up this comedy-adventure series for HBO. It was shot in Union Station, in front of Harold Washington College, and on Chicago’s First Lady river tour.