Tom Cruise is not involved in the local scenes, and neither is Ving Rhames, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Keri Russell or any of the other actors.
A scene showing a car driving fast under a railway trestle is being shot on Dock Street around 15th Street. Some of the action, including a car swerving around a corner, is being covered from the air by a camera mounted on a helicopter.
According to publicist Amanda Brand, if the crew has the time it also hopes to shoot a scene at Stuart Circle on Monument Avenue as part of the same fast-driving scene.
The crew is in Richmond for one day only, and is moving on to Northern Virginia tomorrow to film in Rosslyn and on the 14th Street Bridge. Yesterday's filming was at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.