* The setup…
Hollywood is coming to Chicago in April.
On Monday, Governor Pat Quinn announced that Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment will be filming the movie, “Divergent”, the film adaptation of the novel by Chicagoan Veronica Roth.
The movie production is expected to bring 1,000 jobs and more than $30 million in spending to Illinois. It is the first major Hollywood film for Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, the sound stage Governor Pat Quinn worked to attract to Illinois.
“Illinois is an ideal place for filmmakers with our skilled workforce, iconic shooting locations and one of the largest sound stages in the country,” Governor Quinn said. “The film industry is creating good jobs for Illinois electricians, welders, construction workers, actors, make-up artists, security guards and more while also fueling growth in our economy.”
* The Question: Who would play Pat Quinn in a movie about Illinois?