Paramount Studios wants to shoot the $100 million “Torso” starring Matt Damon as Eliot Ness early next year in Cleveland reports Cleveland.com.
The movie tells the story of Cleveland’s Torso or Kingsbury Run murders, in which at least 13 people were killed between 1934 and 1938. The apparently serial slayings, which took place while Ness was city safety director, were never solved.
Studio officials however say they need incentives to film in Ohio. Producer Bill Mechanic says without tax breaks the studio is likely to shoot interior scenes in Michigan and film only streetscapes in Cleveland.
If the tax breaks do go through before the end of the year, three or four months of on-location shooting will begin in January or February.