GAINESVILLE — The old Regions Bank in downtown Gainesville transformed over the weekend into a post office.
Previously used mostly as a bank in filming, the building welcomed major motion picture “Baby Driver,” which set up the location Wednesday through Saturday before shooting a scene there Sunday.
The film, set for a March 17, 2017, release date, stars Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm.
“After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail,” reads the movie’s IMDb.com summary.
Jon Bernthal also stars in “Baby Driver,” and the film features rising young stars Lily James, who played the title character in 2015’s “Cinderella,” and Ansel Elgort of “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Divergent.” Elgort plays the title character.
It’s the most high-profile filming yet for the old bank.
Heather Taylor, listing agent and property manager for the bank property, managed by 111 Green Street LLC, said she didn’t know which stars were part of the scene in Gainesville.
Scenes had previously been filmed in Atlanta, and another was going to be shot in Gwinnett County on Sunday after the Gainesville scene, Taylor said.
The Gainesville set is scheduled to be taken down today and Tuesday.
Sunday’s filming by Bambino Films LLC followed the February filming of a scene from “Thank You for Your Service,” a movie about soldiers coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, in the downtown Gainesville building. That film is being produced by Amblin Entertainment, which was founded by Steven Spielberg.
In January, the old bank was the setting for a bank robbery scene for the PlayStation Network show “Powers,” where two homicide detectives investigate people with superhuman abilities.
“It’s been great. It brings a lot of attention to the building that otherwise has been sitting unused for a while,” Taylor said. “We’ve had interest from possible tenants. We appreciate the film industry.”