Matthew Broderick in Buffalo

July 30, 2013 Updated Jul 30, 2013 at 6:46 PM EDT

By HILARY LANE

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July 30, 2013 Updated Jul 30, 2013 at 6:46 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y (WKBW) - A big time Hollywood production was underway in Downtown Buffalo Tuesday.

Matthew Broderick is in Buffalo filming his newest movie, "The American Side" at the Butler Mansion.

The actors and more than a dozen crew members will be filming in the area for the next four weeks.

Why is this movie being filmed in Buffalo? Perhaps it's because director Greg Stuhr is from Eden.

The movie is about the life of Nikola Tesla, the designer of the first hydroelectric plant at Niagara Falls.

Many locals watching the filming said they are excited the movie is being filmed right in their own backyard.

Filming will continue for the next 4 weeks at many iconic sites in the area including the skyway, Downtown, and Niagara Falls.