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FILE – Robert De Niro appears at the Oscars in Los Angeles on February 9, 2020. A leg injury may prevent De Niro from celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival’s 20th anniversary in person. The accident happened last week in Oklahoma while on location for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, Killers of the Flower Moon. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro is back in dad mode with the release of “About My Dad,” a movie shot in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

A recent review calls De Niro’s character “another emotionally constipated patriarch” and compares him to his character in the Fockers films.

Loxley residents said De Niro was a good neighbor when the production came to town.

In Mobile, movie trailers and sets were seen in the Winn Dixie parking lot off of Airport Boulevard and Snow Street. A producer for the film told WKRG News 5 at the time that they chose to shoot on the Gulf Coast for economic and production reasons.

“We chose to come down to south Alabama because it offered a variety of things,” explained Andrew Milano. “The location is great and the state is very welcoming to film. The local film office is also great and has great crews. Also, it’s not too busy. I believe I heard there are 44 productions going on in Atlanta. We’re currently one of two productions in south Alabama, so the resources are here for us, which is great.”

“About My Father” premiered on May 26 in theaters nationwide. Directed by Laura Terruso, the film stars Robert De Niro, Sebastian Maniscalco, Leslie Bib and Kim Cattrall.



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