Birmingham embraces the filming of ‘Live’ starring Aaron Eckhart 

Photo from Crime Stopper of Metro Alabama’s Facebook page of  BPD Detective David Luke and Aaron Eckhart

Despite a few streets being blocked downtown and traffic detours, Birmingham is embracing the filming of the action movie ‘Live’ starring Aaron Eckhart.

Social media has been buzzing with Eckhart sightings, and just yesterday he took some time out of his busy schedule to meet with Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama.

Below is their Facebook post about visit.

Also, this morning several folks posted the following car rollover scene downtown.

Here is another Facebook post by Mark Presley who was at the Elyton Hotel.

Earlier in the week, much of the filming was being done downtown along Birmingham’s historic Morris Avenue.

One of Bham Now’s reader’s provided us with some photos of the scene which looks like Birmingham’s own Pepper Place Market transported to Morris Avenue.

One other interesting tidbit.  For this scene about 100 extras were on hand according our reader.

Filming of ‘Live’ on historic Morris Avenue.  Extras were told to look natural shopping at a farmers market.
Filming of ‘Live’ on historic Morris Avenue.
So what is the movie about?

A number of folks are interested in the movie’s plot.

Here is how Variety describes the storyline  for “Live.”

“….takes place over the course of two hours and follows a disgraced cop who is put in charge of finding the police commissioner’s kidnapped daughter, Penny, who’s trapped somewhere in the city and running out of time. With a deranged killer on his heels, Penny’s only hope is teaming up with an ambitious young online reporter who films the wild chase live.”

Eckhart, who played Harvey Dent in Batman’s  “The Dark Knight” will be joined by Ben McKenzie  who portrays the Batman franchise character, Commissioner Gordon on Fox Network’s Gotham.

There is still about 3 weeks left to go in the shooting of this film.  Make sure to visit https://filmbirmingham.com/news/ to receive all the street closure news.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.