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Orson Welles movie

Contracts are about to be signed to bring production of a big budget Hollywood movie to the Isle of Man.

The deal to film at the Gaiety Theatre for six weeks from mid February next year has been agreed - it's said to be the 'perfect' venue for a bio-pic about famous director Orson Welles (pictured).

The Gaiety will earn £75,000 from the booking - and there are hopes the Manx economy will benefit to the tune of £2 million.

Trade and Industry Minister David Cretney says arrangements have been made to transfer or delay all the plays, shows and concerts which would have taken place at the Gaieity.

He says keeping everyone happy has been a major achievement:

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