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Stars, director snap movie preliminaries on steps of Buffalo City Hall

By Susan Schulman | News Staff Reporter, on May 20, 2016 – 7:41 PM, updated May 20, 2016 at 8:39 PM

The steps outside Buffalo City Hall became a pre-movie set Friday afternoon, with Hollywood actors Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad starting work on the Thurgood Marshall movie being filmed in Buffalo.

While the actual shoot is scheduled to start Monday, still photos of the actors in full costume were taken by the movie crew.

Boseman plays attorney and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in the movie, while Gad plays fellow attorney Sam Friedman.

The two were seen Friday talking with the movie’s director Reginald Hudlin.

The actors and crew weren’t talking with the media Friday, or posing for picture, hoping to keep things under wraps until a press conference either this weekend or Monday to officially announce filming details.

However, word leaked out that the cast and crew needed to get still photos Friday for a scene to be shot later.

The movie depicts the life of Marshall, American’s first African-American Supreme Court justice.

Much of the filming will be done in downtown buildings, including the Statler Hotel and the former Dillon federal courthouse.

Filming is expected to continue through at least the beginning of July.