Filming of Dakota Johnson movie underway at Pittsburgh Mills

Frazer, PA — Production of a movie is underway at the Pittsburgh Mills mall in Frazer.

Ernest Diaz, the mall’s general manager, said spaces throughout the mall have been leased for use in the production of “Cha Cha Real Smooth.”

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It stars Dakota Johnson. It’s directed by Cooper Raiff, who is also a cast member.

Johnson is known for her roles in “The Social Network” the “Fifty Shades of Grey” films.

The film’s cast also includes Leslie Mann, Odeya Rush, Brad Garrett, Raul Castillo, Evan Assante, Colton Osorio and Vanessa Burghardt.

In addition to using many of the mall’s empty spaces, Diaz said the movie’s production company has negotiated leases with tenants to shoot within their spaces.

Production started Thursday, according to Dawn Keezer, director of the Pittsburgh Film Office.

“All of our fingers are crossed that the weather starts cooperating a little bit more,” she said.