Superman movie to film in Sugar Grove

Updated 7/28/2011 5:03 AM

Not only can Superman leap tall buildings in a single bound, he can gum up traffic in Sugar Grove.

Route 56 from Galena Boulevard to Route 47 will be shut for four days, starting Aug. 7, for the filming of "Autumn Frost." That's a code name for "Superman: Man of Steel," according to the Internet Movie Database.


The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the road closure Tuesday. The film title was confirmed by Todd Lizak, assistant managing director of the Illinois Film Office.

The film is a Warner Bros. production, and stars Russell Crowe, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner. Henry Cavill of television's "The Tudors" will play Clark Kent. "It's a big movie for Illinois. It's a big movie for the area," Lizak said. He did not know which scene is being filmed in Sugar Grove.

The road closure starts at 3 p.m. Aug. 7. Westbound Route 56 traffic will be detoured to westbound Galena to reach the westbound Route 56/U.S. Route 30 via Route 47. Eastbound Route 56 traffic will be sent to northbound Route 47 to reach eastbound Route 56 via Galena.

The road will reopen no later than 8 p.m. Aug. 10, according to the IDOT release.

It's not the only movie shooting in the greater Fox Valley area this summer. An independent film starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron is due to film in DeKalb County in August, according to the film office. Quaid filmed a movie at Mooseheart Child City and School in 2007, and Tom Hanks and Jude Law were in Geneva in 2001 to make "The Road to Perdition."