Big Stars Coming to Niagara Falls

June 26, 2013 Updated Jun 26, 2013 at 7:05 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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June 26, 2013 Updated Jun 26, 2013 at 7:05 PM EDT

Niagara Falls, NY (WKBW) - Some big stars are filming a movie in Niagara Falls, New York this week.

The filmed being shot is called "Tammy."

Our ABC affiliate in Wilmington, North Carolina, where the film has been shooting, says the movie stars Susan Sarandon, Melissa McCarthy, Dan Aykroyd and Kathy Bates.

The star power could bring a lot of business to Niagara Falls.

"I think the economic benefit to Niagara Falls is going to be huge," says WNY Film Commissioner Tim Clark. "Anytime that you have your city have an opportunity like this to be on the silver screen to people worldwide, I think it's just a big, big hit."

Two other major films are being shot in Erie and Niagara County. Each use local hires.