‘Gone Girl’ drawn to Cape Girardeau by tax credit program

Cape Girardeau | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Cape Girardeau | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Filmmakers spent nearly $8 million to film “Gone Girl” in Cape Girardeau. With Missouri’s film tax credit program, 20th Century Fox is eligible to receive up to $2.36 million.

“Without the tax credits, we couldn’t be here,”said Juan Camacho, executive director of government affairs for Fox Entertainment Group. “That’s the way the business is going right now.”

The film, which is set in a fictional Missouri town and based on a book by the same title by Kansas City-born author Gillian Flynn, premiered last week. It took the No. 1 spot at the box office and made $38 million in the first weekend.

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