Gone Girl gives back to Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Though it was set in the fictional town of North Carthage, portions of the movie Gone Girl were shot in Cape Girardeau. And, while the big screen production did big box office, the six weeks spent shooting in the city had a big economic impact in Cape Girardeau as well.

The film’s cast and crew occupied hundreds of hotel rooms for the duration of the production’s stay in the Cape, and many local stores saw plenty of business from the production company as well. In addition, a number of local residents were hired as extras and production help in the film and many more came from surrounding states to audition for smaller roles. Overall, while the city estimates the movie made an economic impact of about $750,000, the larger payoff will come from Cape Girardeau’s appearance on the big screen and a raised national profile.

Source: Missouri Business Magazine

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