Alexander Payne is shooting “Nebraska,” his fourth film set in his home state and the largest production to take place in Nebraska since his “About Schmidt’ was filmed here more than a decade ago.
Writer/director Payne’s seven-week shoot on the black-and-white film was scheduled to begin this week. It will star Bruce Dern as a growly father who wants his son, played by Will Forte, to take him from Montana to Lincoln to claim a sweepstakes prize. Some scenes will be shot in Lincoln and the remainder in Norfolk and surrounding small towns.
Over the last three-quarters of a century, a good number of feature films, made for TV movies and documentaries have been shot in Nebraska, including Boys Town (1938), Terms of Endearment (1983) and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1994)