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9+ Hollywood Stars You Can Catch Around Vancouver This August

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The Rock, Johnny Depp and Olivia Munn walk into a bar… Well, it could happen since they’re all filming in Vancouver this August!

Maybe the the city’s pride and joy, Ryan Reynolds aka Vancity Reynolds, can show them around since he’s filming the sequel to Deadpool here until October?

Regardless of what happens, here’s a list stars you can see around Vancouver this month.



Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson


Dwayne Johnson, the dual American-Canadian citizen and Hollywood superstar made a quick trip to Vancouver last month in preparation of production for his next big action blockbuster movie Skyscraper. The project was announced earlier this year, with Vancouver serving as the filming location for the China-set action flick.

It also stars Neve Campbell, Chin Han and Pablo Schreiber. Read more details about the cast and storyline here.

Skyscraper is scheduled to shoot in Vancouver from August 14 – November 17, 2017. The Film is scheduled for release on July 13, 2018.

Ryan Reynolds & Josh Brolin

Ryan Reynolds welcomes Josh Brolin as Cable in the sequel to his highly successful R-Rated Marvel antihero movie Deadpool 2. Vancouverites are surely going to be looking forward to spotting more of their city in the world of Deadpool.


Deadpool 2 is scheduled to shoot in Vancouver until October 6, 2017 and can be spotted with the filming signs labelled DAISY.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp returned as Captain Jack Sparrow this spring with the fifth installment of the Pirates franchise. He was actually in town in March and April for some reshoots of the Disney adventure movie. He returned to Vancouver this July for his next drama, Richard Says Goodbye. He plays a college professor who changes his way of life after a life-altering diagnosis. It also stars Zoey Deutch.

RELATED: Johnny Depp Spotted in Downtown Vancouver


Richard Says Goodbye is scheduled to shoot in Vancouver until August 25, 2017.

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn Vancouver
Photo: @oliviamunn / Instagram

Olivia Munn has been keeping busy this year with multiple projects including the release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie in which she voices Misako (“Koko”) and wrapping up for the all-female spin-off of the Ocean‘s movies, Ocean’s Eight. Then this spring she was in Vancouver filming for The Predator, hopped over to Montreal to shoot for X-Men: Dark Phoenix and is now back in Vancouver to join season 2 of History Channel’s war-drama series SIX.


SIX is scheduled to shoot around Metro Vancouver and in Pemberton until November 23, 2017.

Some other Hollywood A-listers are also filming around town this month including Mel Gibson, Vince Vaungh, Josh Duhamel, Steve Carell and more.


Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn

Photo: @MelGibsonFilms / Twitter

Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn co-star in Dragged Across Concrete, a gritty action-crime-drama that revolves around two policemen whose world quickly unravels. Lethal Weapon and Braveheart star Mel Gibson plays the old timer cop while Wedding Crashers and True Detective star Vince Vaughn plays the rookie. Their “strong-armed tactics” get caught on tape and result in a media firestorm. Then they find themselves going deeper down the rabbit hole into the underworld. The movie also stars Laurie Holden, Fred Melamed and Tory Kittles. Dexter star Jennifer Carpenter and Don Johson (Miami Vice) were recently added to the cast.


Dragged Across Concrete is scheduled to shoot in Vancouver until September 16, 2017 and can be spotted by filming signs labelled “X-Mas bear”.

Josh Duhamel

Photo/Instagram @wwesheamus

Vancouver might get a little ‘Fergilicious’ as popstar Fergie’s actor-husband Josh Duhamel is in town for about 3 weeks this month shooting The Buddy Games. It’s backed by WWE Studios which means a WWE superstar gets to co-star in the movie, enter the ‘Celctic Warrior’ Sheamus aka Stephen Farrelly. WWE Studios has filmed the last 3 installments of The Marine franchise here. The movie also stars funny man Nick Swardson.


The Buddy Games is scheduled to shoot in Vancouver from August 10 – 29, 2017.

Steve Carell

From his funny days starring in The Office and making a splash on the big screen with 40-Year-Old Virgin, Michael Scott aka Steve Carell is also a bonafied dramatic actor now (see Foxcatcher and The Big Short). Now he stars in Robert Zemeckis’ untitled project currently known as The Women of Marwen which is based loosely on the Marwencol documentary from 2010. The film has a star studded cast which also includes Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae, Diane Kruger and Gwendoline Christie.

Photo/wikipedia, IMDb

The Women of Marwen is scheduled to shoot in Vancouver from August 14 – October 19, 2017.

So who else is in town?

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return for season 11 of FOX’s The X-Files. They shoot until December 21, 2017.

Lori Loughlin aka Aunt Becky is shooting Season 5 of Hallmark Channel’s When Calls The Heart.

John Cho aka Harold from Harold & Kumar joins the second season of FOX’s The Exoricst which relocated production from Chicago to Vancouver. They shoot until November 14, 2017.

Freddie Highmore aka Norman Bates wrapped up locally-filmed Bates Motel but stays in town for ABC’s medical drama series The Good Doctor. It’s produced by the creator of House and Hawaii 5-0‘s Daniel Dae Kim. They shoot season 1 until December 15, 2017.

Jennifer Connelly shoots a TV pilot called Snowpiercer scheduled for August 28 – September 29, 2017.

Lucy Hale of Pretty Little Liars fame stars in a new CW show called Life Sentence. It shoots until January 12, 2018.

Donald Sutherland, the Canadian icon shoots season 2 of Audience Network’s crime drama Ice from August 8 – September 26, 2017.

Kim Coates aka Tig from Sons of Anarchy laces up his Saskatoon-born boots for Syfy’s newest paranormal action series Ghost Wars which shoots until September 11, 2017.

Elijah Wood can call Vancouver his new shire as he wraps up season 2 of FX’s Dirk Gently by August 30, 2017.

Neil Patrick Harris calls Vancouver his new home as he’s filming seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events until April 20, 2018. Nathan Fillion and Tony Hales also joined the cast.

Plus… all your casts from your favourite Vancouver-filmed CW series are hard at work this month:

Stephen Amell of Arrow, Rose McIver of iZombie, Billy Zane of Legends of Tomorrow, Melissa Benoist and Floriana Lima of Supergirl, Jared Padalecko and Jensen Ackles of Supernatural plus all the cast of The 100, The Flash and of course the super hot show Riverdale.

Photo: @thecwriverdale / Instagram


Season 2 of Riverdale is scheduled to premiere on October 11, 2017. It stars KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes, Lilli Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch, Casey Scott, Luke Perry, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, and Skeet Ulrich. Mark Conseuelos joined the cast for season 2 so expect to see his family and wife Kelly Rippa in town more:


*All scheduled dates are provided by Creative BC, YVRShoots and What’sFilming. Subject to change.

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