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Crews transformed a Springfield Township home into a set for the movie 'Goat' on Monday. (FOX19NOW/DanWells) Crews transformed a Springfield Township home into a set for the movie 'Goat' on Monday. (FOX19NOW/DanWells)
Filming on a new James Franco/Nick Jonas movie continues near the University of Cincinnati Tuesday. (FOX19 NOW/Dan Wells) Filming on a new James Franco/Nick Jonas movie continues near the University of Cincinnati Tuesday. (FOX19 NOW/Dan Wells)
Nick Jonas on set in the Village of Newtown. (Provided by Jaci Pope) Nick Jonas on set in the Village of Newtown. (Provided by Jaci Pope)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Hollywood is taking over Cincinnati once again as another movie films around Tri-State locations.

Nick Jonas and James Franco star in the movie “Goat” which is shooting throughout the month. The movie is an adaptation of author Brad Land's memoir about fraternity hazing.

Filming kicked off Monday in Springfield Township and shifts Tuesday morning to Uncle Woody's Bar on Calhoun Street near the University of Cincinnati. Jonas was spotted Wednesday as cast and crew members took over a Village of Newtown house.

"Great first day of shooting 'Goat' in Cincinnati. So excited for this journey," Jonas tweeted.

The movie tells the story of a student who enrolls in college with his brother and both boys wind up joining the same fraternity. The experience tests the student and his loyalty to his sibling.

'Goat' is the latest in a string of Cincinnati films, including the George Clooney-directed 'Ides of March' that was shot in the Tri-State in 2011. Cincinnati also served as the backdrop for two movies last year.

The films cashed in on a state incentive program that has paid Hollywood filmmakers tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money.

Supporters say the program has created jobs and boosted the economy for Ohio and Midwest workers. More than 30 movies have received taxpayer subsidies under Ohio's Motion Picture Tax Credit program since 2010.

Franco is directing a second film in the area called “The Long Road Home”. It is also being shot locally, with scenes in Cincinnati and in Hamilton.
 
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