About My Father: The De Niro film set in Mobile, Baldwin County premieres

FILE – Robert De Niro appears at the Oscars on February 9, 2020 in Los Angeles. A leg injury could prevent De Niro from celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival in person. The accident happened in Oklahoma last week while he was on location for the upcoming Martin Scorsese film Killers of the Flower Moon. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) — Two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro is back in dad mode with the release of About My Father, a movie filmed in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

A recent review calls De Niro’s character “another emotionally constipated patriarch” and compares him to his character in the “Fockers” films.

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Loxley locals said De Niro was a good neighbor when production came to town.

Mobile featured movie trailers and sets in the Winn Dixie parking lot on Airport Boulevard and Snow Road. A producer on the film told WKRG News 5 at the time that he chose to shoot on the Gulf Coast for economic and production reasons.

“We chose to travel to southern Alabama because of the diversity there is,” said Andrew Milano. “The location is great and the state is great for filming. The local film office is also great and has great crews. Also, it’s not too crowded. I think I heard there’s 44 productions in Atlanta. We are currently one of two productions in southern Alabama so we have the resources which is great.”

About My Father premiered May 26 in theaters across the country. Directed by Laura Terruso, it stars Robert De Niro, Sebastian Maniscalco, Leslie Bib and Kim Cattrall.


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