'Jupiter Ascending' movie filming aerial stunts this week

  • Mila Kunis, left, walks outside Aux Sable Middle School in Joliet, Ill. Hundreds of people gathered at school in Joliet this morning, hoping to catch a glimpse of actors Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, who were in town to shoot the film "Jupiter Ascending."
Mila Kunis, left, walks outside Aux Sable Middle School in Joliet, Ill.… (Alicia Fabbre for the Chicago…)
August 12, 2013|By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco | RedEye

Before the Chicago Air & Water Show is held this weekend, downtown workers and residents may notice other aircraft swirling around the city.

The movie "Jupiter Ascending," starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, is filming aerial stunts this week, according to a newsletter emailed by Ald. Brendan Reilly's (42nd) office.

The stunts involve low-flying helicopters in the early morning between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. around the Willis Tower on Monday, near Daley Plaza at Clark and Washington streets on Tuesday and the Chicago River locks and the lakefront on Wednesday, the newsletter said.

The stunts will be filmed through Aug. 26 in some locations and include stuntmen being suspended from the aircraft.

The newsletter said there will be periodic road closures and safety perimeters at the sites where helicopters are flying at low elevations. The helicopter staging and landing zone is at a lot in Pilsen.

The movie is expected to be released in July 2014.

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