The War With Grandpa, a TWC-Dimension Films comedy that stars Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken, has shifted production from Canada to Georgia.
The cameras were set to roll on the kids-friendly comedy on Feb. 27 in Toronto. But the project, to be directed by Tim Hill, moved production at the last minute to Atlanta, a spokesperson for The Weinstein Co. confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
There’s no word on what sent the movie to Atlanta, but a Toronto studio operator privately said the project got an “attractive offer” from Georgia that included tax credits that reimburse the salaries of major stars.
The move also raises questions over whether the plunging value of the Canadian dollar, against the American greenback, combined with the foreign film tax credit here, has allowed Toronto to compete with Atlanta and its aggressive incentives for Los Angeles producers, as local boosters claim.
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