Starstruck in Ladysmith

Vancouver Islanders are abuzz about the Sonic the Hedgehog movie being filmed in Ladysmith.

Locals caught glimpses of actor James Marsden on Friday, who has played leading roles in X-Men and Westworld.

Marsden was filming scenes in a police uniform as the film based on the video game series transformed a downtown street into the fictional U.S. community of Green Hills, Montana.

Famous Canadian Jim Carrey also stars in the film, but wasn't on location Friday.

"Oh it's fascinating, I love it. This crew is just phenomenal, people are happy and they're putting a lot of money in our community," said Jackie Jurisic, who owns a pet store on 1st Avenue, where crews were filming.

"It's fun for the town, it's fun for the businesses, it gets people talking," said owner Bruce Whittington. 

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island

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