Quinn: `Divergent` to film in Illinois and bring 1,000 jobs - FOX 35 News Orlando

Quinn: `Divergent` to film in Illinois and bring 1,000 jobs

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

Gov. Pat Quinn says filming will begin in Illinois in April on "Divergent" - the movie version of a novel by Chicagoan Veronica Roth.

In a statement Monday, Quinn says the movie production is expected to bring 1,000 jobs and more than $30 million in spending to Illinois.

Quinn says 1 of the reasons Illinois is an ideal place for filmmakers is that Chicago boasts 1 of the country's largest soundstages. Cinespace opened in May 2011 and was built with $5 million from the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, as well as tens of millions of dollars in private investment. The studio currently hosts the TV series "Chicago Fire."

"Divergent" is scheduled for release in March 2014.

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices