Twentieth Century Fox will film a scene at the Madison County Courthouse on Thursday night for their upcoming supernatural crime thriller movie “The Empty Man.”
Film crews started setting up Thursday morning as employees arrived for work at the courthouse.
Filming should begin at around 10 p.m. Thursday and crews should be in the area for about three days. Filming will also be done at a house in Edwardsville and the Chain of Rocks Bridge.
James Syrek, a location scout who requested permission to use the courthouse earlier this month, said the courthouse is being used as the exterior of a police station.
Crews are expected to shoot overnight for the movie, which stars James Badge Dale, known for his roles in World War Z, The Departed and Iron Man 3, and is based on Cullen Brunn’s graphic novel about an ex-cop searching for a missing girl.
Filming at the courthouse is expected to wrap up before sunrise.