Ladysmith, aka Home of the “Greatest Street” in Canada, will soon be known as the fictional town of Green Hills thanks to Sonic the Hedgehog, a family film for Paramount Pictures Studios, starring Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of the blue untouchable hedgehog. The director is Jeff Fowler.
The film will mean some changes for Ladysmith. Between September 4 to 8, the film crew will be painting various buildings, gaining rooftop access for lighting preparations, etc. September 10 to 13, removing various awnings, adjusting store fronts, continuing rooftop access for lighting equipment and laying electrical cables in various alleys, etc.
The last time Ladysmith hosted a film was the series Eureka, which, when they finished filming, had the added benefit of leaving behind some freshly painted buildings.
The actual filming will occur September 14 (Friday 6am to 9pm), September 17 to 18 (Monday/Tuesday 3pm to 4am) and September 19 to 23 (Wed-Sun.5pm to 7am). During this time, you will experience road closures, and additional lighting will make the area brighter than usual during night shoots. There may also be extra noise.