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Boxing Movie ‘The Challenger’ to be Filmed at Albany’s Times Union Center


It seems like the Capital Region is becoming Hollywood east as many studios are picking the area to shoot scenes for movies.  Last summer ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ starring Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling spent weeks in Schenectady.  On February 4th, a boxing film called ‘The Challenger’ will be shooting scenes after a boxing event at the Times Union Center.  Want to be an extra or a ring girl?

Wishing Well Pictures is the production company for the film “The Challenger” which is an inspirational boxing drama about family and fate.  In order to save the life that he knows, “Bronx Boy” Jaden Miller must turn to the one thing he’s always run from, fighting. In every fight on his way to the title, Jaden Miller is “The Challenger.”   The movie also stars Michael Clarke Duncan from “The Green Mile’

Smallville’s JUSTIN HARTLEY and Listen to Your Heart’s KENT MORAN star as the boxers and will be filming part of the film’s final fight for the Light Heavyweight Title directly following the KO at the TU Event at the Times Union Center February 4th.  Anybody that is in the crowd for the bouts can stay and be a part of the crowd in the film.

Q103 also has your chance to be the Ring Girl in the movie.  This Friday 1/27 and next Friday 2/3 we’ll be holding a Ring Girls Contest at Savannahs, 1 South Pearl Street, downtown Albany from 10p-12mid.

The Challenger” is still casting, plus more news and updates are to come. The film production can be followed on   If you want to be a extra at other locations of filming email


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