BUFFALO, N.Y. — Actor William Fichtner is moving filming of his directorial debut from his native western New York to a college campus in the middle of the state.

Officials at the State University of New York College at Cortland say Fichtner and his crew will be on campus Wednesday to shoot two scenes for “Cold Brook.”

The 60-year-old Cheektowaga native wrote and is starring in the film, his first as a director. He says it’s about two ordinary small-town guys who embark on an extraordinary adventure.

Fichtner has already shot scenes in Buffalo and the nearby village of East Aurora.

Fichtner has appeared in more than three dozen films, including “The Dark Knight,” ”Black Hawk Down,” ”Heat” and “Armageddon.” His television credits include roles on “Prison Break” and “Empire.”

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