Filming began on Wednesday and will continue in and around Buffalo and in Cortland County, NY thru most of July on the new movie "Cold Brook."  It stars and is directed by Cheektowaga native William Fichtner.  It'll be his first movie as a director.

A press release describes it as "a story of two ordinary small town guys who embark on an extraordinary adventure and who ultimately do the right thing."  Fichtner said as many as 24 Buffalo-area actors have speaking roles in the film.

The project has been in the making for years.  Fichtner co-wrote the script and his dream was to film it in his hometown.  He's been staying in Buffalo for the past few weeks scouting out locations for filming.

In addition to Fichtner, the movie stars "Sons or Anarchy's" Kim Coates and Harold Perrineau of "Lost".  Fichtner and Coates have been friends since working on the film "Black Hawk Down" in 2001.

Among the sites believed to have been chosen for filming are the Buffalo History Museum, Tony Rome's Hotel in East Aurora and many private homes and businesses in Buffalo.

By the way, there's a Cold Brook, NY in Herkimer County.  Does that have anything to do with the title of the movie?  The release says they'll also be filming in Cortland County which is nearly 100 miles away.