Manchester Transformed into 20th Century New York for New Colin Firth Movie

Entire streets transformed into film sets...
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Parts of Manchester city centre was transformed into 19th century New York as filming for a new blockbuster movie starring A-listers Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Jude Law gets underway.

Humorously; producers had to fake the rain with a machine as entire streets and hidden corners of Manchester were transformed into 1930/40’s sets.

Manchester city centre, particularly King Street and the Northern Quarter, has often been used to resemble New York City. Most famously for blockbuster movie Alfie and recently Captain America.

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Shoppers hoping to park on King Street were warned off with signs being set out by council workers to stop leaving cars there before set production moves there on Sunday.

The movie titled ‘Genius’, set to be released in 2016, tells the story of literary editor Max Perkins, played by 54-year-old Firth.

Filming in the city centre is expected to wrap up by the end of this week.

Pictures Credit: Ian Davies and Hayley Flynn

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