William Fichtner is coming home to make a movie.
Filming starts Wednesday on the veteran actor and former Cheektowaga resident's directorial debut, "Cold Brook."
One of the main locations for shooting will be the Buffalo History Museum.
Tim Clark of the Buffalo Film Commission said this has been worked on "for a long, long time and is finally coming to fruition."
Fichtner also co-wrote (with Cain DeVore), co-produced and will star in the film along with Kim Coates ("Sons of Anarchy") and Harold Perrineau ("Lost").
"Bill is an authentically good guy and it is important to him that it will be shot here," Clark said. "It's a nice movie and a great poject for Western New York."
"Cold Brook" will primarily be shot in Buffalo with some "spill out" into Western New York. Filming is expecting to last through most of July. A few days of filming also will take place place in Cortland.
In the announcement of the film via Deadline, Fichtner said the movie is "the story of two ordinary guys in a small town who embark on an extraordinary adventure. It’s a story about coming home; something everyone, everywhere has an innate desire to do.”
Coates, who worked with Fichtner on "Black Hawk Down," also is one of the co-producers. The busy Fichtner also has starred in such films as "The Dark Knight," "Armageddon," "Independence Day: Resurgence" and the TV show "Prison Break." He also narrated ESPN’s 30 for 30 film, "Four Falls of Buffalo"