SOURCE: Cleveland.com | Joey Morona
February 13, 2023
CLEVELAND, Ohio — If you thought you spotted actors Martin Sheen, Dennis Haysbert or Jon Lovitz around town recently, you probably did. The actors are part of the ensemble cast of “Lost & Found in Cleveland,” an independent film that wrapped up a four-week shoot in and around Cleveland last week.
Directed by actor and Cleveland native Keith Gerchak and his producing partner, actress Marisa Guterman, the dramedy follows the stories of five very different people whose lives intersect when “Antiques Roadshow” comes to Cleveland.
June Squibb (“Nebraska”), Stacy Keach (“Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer”), Santino Fontana (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Yvette Yates Redick (“Inherent Vice”) Dot-Marie Jones (“Glee”), Mark L. Walberg (“Antiques Roadshow”) and Cleveland native Rory O’Malley (Broadway’s “Book of Morman”) also star in the film.
In the works since 2016, the project, aimed at the same crowd that made “80 for Brady” a success, according to Deadline, now enters the post-production and editing phase. The movie has no release date yet as producers of independent films typically begin shopping for a distributor once it’s closer to being finished.
“Lost & Found in Cleveland” is the biggest movie to film in Northeast Ohio since the LeBron James biopic “Shooting Stars” spent parts of three months here last spring, and a film crew from “A Man Called Otto” shot a scene at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s station in Brecksville around the same time last year, too.
“A Man Called Otto,” starring Tom Hanks, is currently playing in theaters, while “Shooting Stars” is scheduled to be released on Peacock later this year. Marvel’s “Blade” was supposed to shoot second-unit scenes in the area in late 2022 before a new director and writer were brought on board. There’s no word yet if or when that will happen.