The Devil All the Time is the name of the movie filmed in Birmingham this week. Learn more.

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Some of the props and production equipment for The Devil All the Time lining the street on the Forest Park neighborhood. Photo by Bham Now

Residents who live in Birmingham’s Forest Park neighborhood and Cliff Road are now discovering what all the commotion was up and down their streets this past week.

The Netflix movie,  The Devil All the Time was being filmed.

In an email to Bham Now, publicist Cid Swank provided us a few details about the movie and why it is being shot here in Birmingham and Alabama.

“The Alabama film tax incentive combined with the fact that in this area there are locations that can double for southern Ohio and West Virginia from 1946-1966 are why the movie is being filmed in your state.

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Yesterday and today are the only days we are filming in your neighborhood. This movie (The Devil All the Time) will be on Netflix; its release is still to be determined.”

Along with Birmingham, over the past two weeks The Devil All the Time has been filmed in downtown Anniston.

More about the movie and who is in it

According to IMDb, the movie features Tom Holland, who has played Spider-man in the Avenger movies and Twilight star Robert Pattinson.  Bill Skarsgård, Mia Wasikowska, Mia Goth, Eliza Scanlen, Tracy Letts and Gabriel Ebert also star in the film.

Here is a synopsis of the film by

“In a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio, a forgotten backwoods of this country, where a storm of faith, violence and redemption is brewing. Out of desperation to save his dying wife, Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice. This sets protagonist Arvin, Willard’s son (Holland), on his path from bullied kid to a man who knows when to take action. “The Devil All the Time” involves a nefarious cast of characters that is told across two decades.”

The Devil All the Time is based on the novel by Donald Ray Pollock and the script is written by Antonio and Paulo Campos. Antonio Campos is also directing the film.

Producers include Randall Poster,  Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker and Max Born. The Executive Producers are  Annie Marter and Jared Ian Goldman.

The movie, which is loaded with “star power”  is expected to be released in 2020 on Netflix, according to IMDb.

  • 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.