Gov. Quinn tours 'Man of Steel' set

September 13, 2011 2:38:02 PM PDT
The movie and television industry spent a record $161 million in Illinois last year.

On Tuesday, Governor Pat Quinn toured the set of the next Superman movie, "Man of Steel," which is filming in the Chicago area.

The governor said the spending is a 54 percent increase over the 2009 total. Quinn disclosed that the superman movie has hired 550 area residents.

"Having a big movie like 'Man of Steel' being made here in the State of Illinois is really a shot-in-the-arm for our economy, and we want to keep it going. We want to have even a better year this year if we can," Gov. Quinn said.

"Our sets are like families. And to have this extended family-- and to feel welcomed-- that's what's a really special part of being here," said Deborah Snyder, Man of Steel.

The cast of "Man of Steel" includes Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, and Laurence Fishburne.

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