It’s official: Ambridge is the Hollywood of Beaver County. The most recent is Sony/Amazon Productions good to go cameras in Ambridge for “A League of Their Own,” a TV series adapted from the hit 1992 Tom Hanks-Geena Davis-Madonna film about a World War II-era professional women’s baseball league.
“A League of Their Own” will begin shooting in Ambridge the week of July 19, as indicated by Ambridge Manager Mario Leone.
Three homes on Maplewood Avenue and Vine Street, and the 500 block of Merchant Street will be utilized.
“They are transforming our Fifth Street Park into a 1940 farmers market,” Leone said.
Set to stream in one-hour episodes on Amazon Prime Video, cast members incorporate Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson from NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”), D’Arcy Carden (2016 Emmy Award nominee for CBS’ “The Good Place”), Chanté Adams, a 2017 Sundance Film Festival Breakthrough Performance award winner for “Roxanne Roxanne,” and Wayne, Pa., native Abbi Jacobson, a Primetime Emmy and MTV Movie + TV Award nominee for “Hack Into Broad City,” IMDB.com says.
“We are happy to welcome this amazing series to the region,” Pittsburgh Film Office director Dawn Keezer said. “It is a great piece of business for us, hiring hundreds of local people and utilizing many local businesses.”
Shooting is scheduled to start one week from now.
Leone said that very week “A League of Their Own” will shoot in Ambridge, filming will proceed in the borough for “American Rust,” a show featuring Jeff Daniels as a Fayette County, Pa., police chief confronting a personal-professional dilemma.
Ambridge has been an area for different movies and TV shows, for example, Netflix’s famous “Mindhunter,” the Katherine Heigl drama-comedy “One For The Money” and Jason Momoa’s “Sweet Girl” scheduled to debut Aug. 20 on Netflix.
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