Director-actor-writer Robert Townsend's next movie will be filmed partly in Baltimore, said Carol Fox-King, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Economic and Employment Development.
The movie, called "Meteor Man," is described as an inner-city fairy tale about a school teacher (portrayed by Mr. Townsend) who is struck by a meteor. A production office is scheduled to be set up in Baltimore in the next several weeks, and filming will be done in the Reservoir Hill section of Northwest Baltimore, Ms. Fox-King said.
Robert Guilliaume and Marla Gibbs will play Mr. Townsend's parents. Other actors appearing in the movie are Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones and Nancy Wilson, said a Los Angeles-based publicist working with Mr. Townsend.