- Associated Press - Sunday, December 25, 2016

CINCINNATI (AP) - An independent movie directed by and starring Emilio Estevez is going to be shot in southwest Ohio.

The ensemble dramedy called “the public” begins filming in Cincinnati in January. It co-stars Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling and Che “Rhymefest” Smith.

Kristen Schlotman of Film Cincinnati tells WCPO-TV (https://bit.ly/2haYwRl) that the film is currently in pre-production. It’s based on a screenplay written by Estevez.

The film centers on a standoff involving police and library officials when library patrons stage a sit-in during a life-threatening cold snap. Many of the patrons are homeless or mentally ill.

Estevez and Malone play librarians. Baldwin plays a crisis negotiator. Schilling’s character helps expose the truth of the situation while the corrupt media spin the story for ratings. Smith plays a homeless patron.

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Information from: WCPO-TV, https://www.wcpo.com

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