A set depicting Detroit 1967 was also built in Brockton, Massachusetts, right at the site of the Liberty Tree, a sycamore planted in 1863 which marked a stop on the Underground Railroad where, during the Civil War, slaves on their way north to freedom were hidden during the day in the stables of Edward Bennett so they could travel at night under the cover of darkness. Filming took place here during September 2016.
Some of the movie will be filmed in Hamtramck Michigan a city which lies in the suburbs of Detroit.
This is the first film to be distributed by Annapurna Pictures. By sheer contrast, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), once one of the major film studios in Hollywood and also the largest, most glamorous, and most revered film studio in the world, is only producing the film, rather than distributing it.
They filmed a concert scene at the EMERSON Majestic Theater in Boston, that is part of Emerson University which has taught many in the entertainment industry.
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