John Travolta to shoot movie in Columbus

FILE - Actor John Travolta attends a special screening of "Killing Season" hosted by Jagermeister at the Sunshine Landmark Theater in this Thursday, June 20, 2013 file photo taken in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An independent movie starring John Travolta is going to be shot in central Ohio.

The action-thriller called “I Am Wrath” will begin filming in Columbus in March.

John Daugherty of the Greater Columbus Film Commission tells The Columbus Dispatch that the movie will have about a $10 million budget, making it one of the bigger projects to come to the city in recent years.

Travolta is portraying a man out for justice after a group of corrupt policemen are unable to catch his wife’s killer.

Daugherty says he got a call in January after producers visited the Columbus area. They picked it over locations in Mississippi. He says Ohio’s motion picture tax incentive was a factor in luring them here.

Filming is expected to last several weeks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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