Shooting of the Robert De Niro film “The War with Grampa”, originally scheduled for Toronto, has abruptly shifted production to Georgia.
The cameras were set to roll on the kids-friendly flick this past Monday but the Hollywood Reporter confirms it was moved to Atlanta at the last minute.
There’s no confirmation as to why although it’s believed the project got an attractive offer from Georgia that included tax credits that will reimburse the salaries paid the major stars.
Meantime, Toronto is bursting with film and TV production. As reported earlier this week, foreign and mostly major studio production hit a record $800-million last year and has resulted in film and TV producers to head elsewhere in Ontario to shoot lower budget projects.
De Niro shot another comedy, “Dirty Grandpa”, in Atlanta in 2015 for Lionsgate Films which was founded in Canada but is but now headquartered in Santa Monica, California.