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Adrian Grenier, John Cusack are filming in Biloxi, but where is Nicolas Cage?

By JEFF CLARK

jclark@sunherald.com

Twitter: thejeffclark

Filming on the movie 'Southern Fury' has started on the Coast. Film trucks were parked in the north Vieux Marche parking lot, Thursday, May 12, 2017.
Filming on the movie 'Southern Fury' has started on the Coast. Film trucks were parked in the north Vieux Marche parking lot, Thursday, May 12, 2017. ttisbell@sunherald.com

The Randall Emmett production of “Southern Fury” is currently filming in South Mississippi, particularly in East Biloxi near Seal Avenue.

According to  social media accounts belonging to Steven C. Miller, the film’s director, and #southernfurymovie, the film stars Adrian Grenier, who played Vincent Chase on HBO’s “Entourage,” and John Cusack, who was in “Say Anything,” “Sixteen Candles,” “High Fidelity,” “Better Off Dead” and “Serendipity,” just to name a few.

Miller posted a picture to his social media accounts showing director chairs with the names of Grenier and Cusack on them under an interstate overpass in Biloxi near Howard Avenue.

The production trucks for the film are set up under the overpass.

Grenier posted a brief video to his Twitter account (@adriangrenier) showing him and Cusack in a Biloxi neighborhood. He was also using the “southernfurymovie” hashtag.

Actress Lydia Hull, who was also in “Precious Cargo,” has also been using the “southernfurymovie” hashtag on social media. Hull will also be in “Southern Fury.”

The film is produced by Randall Emmett, who was one of the producers of “Precious Cargo,” which stars Bruce Willis and was shot on the Coast last summer.

Emmett has an IMDB page for the film, although the working title on the film’s page is “Philly Cargo.” According to the IMDB page, the film’s main star will be Nicolas Cage.

There have not been any sightings of Cage on the Coast as of yet and there’s a good reason why.

Ever the prolific actor, Cage is currently in Atlanta shooting “Vengeance: A Love Story.” Projectcasting.com posted an audition call for photographers looking to be extras in the Cage film. The extras were asked to be on set May 7.

The film is based on the Joyce Carol Oates novel “Rape: A Love Story.”

This means that Cage has not begun filming his scenes for “Southern Fury” and he should be on the Coast later in the May.

Cusack and Cage previously worked together on another Emmett production, “The Frozen Ground.”

The Sun Herald will have more on this story as it develops.

Jeff Clark is a staff writer for the Sun Herald.

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