Crowds gather as Indiana Jones filming gets under way

Glasgow has been given an all-American makeover as filming for the fifth instalment of the franchise begins.

Crowds have gathered in Glasgow as filming for the latest Indiana Jones movie gets under way.

Parts of the city centre have been transformed into the United States for what is thought to be the fifth movie in the franchise starring Harrison Ford.

Streets have been adorned with the stars and stripes, along with signs saying ‘Welcome to New York, astronauts’ and other references to Apollo 11 – suggesting part of the film could be set in 1969.

Glasgow has been given an all-American makeover ahead of filming. PA Media

A number of shop fronts have also been created, with traffic lights changed to the traditional yellow colour used in America.

Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge was spotted walking along Cochrane Street along with crew members as filming began on Wednesday.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge spotted in Glasgow to film scenes for Indiana Jones Email

Boyd Holbrook – who previously featured in The Predator, Gone Girl and Narcos – was also among those on set, having recently posted on Instagram about his involvement with the film.

It is not yet known if the movie’s main star Harrison Ford will come to Scotland for the scenes shot in Glasgow, with filming thought to include several hundred extras.

Indiana Jones director James Mangold was spotted in Glasgow on Tuesday.PA Media

James Mangold – director of Logan, The Greatest Showman and the currently untitled fifth Indiana Jones film – was pictured in Glasgow on Tuesday alongside other crew members.

Also on Tuesday, rehearsals were seen taking place in a car park in Govan, near Ibrox Stadium, with a parade of vehicles – again featuring Apollo 11 references.

Vintage American cars could be seen alongside floats, with a moon-like object on one and a beauty pageant on another.

While some set features started appearing a week ago, filming could take place for another few weeks with a range of road closures listed on Glasgow City Council’s website.

Rehearsals being held on Tuesday in a Govan car park for a parade scene.PA Media

Cochrane Street will continue to be closed on various days until July 31, with the “prohibition of pedestrian movements during ‘action’” in some cases.

Vehicles will not be able to wait, load or unload – or even move – on other dates along St Vincent Street, Hope Street, West Nile Street and Wellington Street, among others.

Filming will move along to the Trongate, Montrose Street, Bothwell Street and Blythswood Street as the month goes on.

Vehicles will not be allowed to move along the M8 Kingston Bridge off-ramp to Bothwell Street from 8pm to 10pm between July 26 and 28.

A list of street closures and timings can be found on the Glasgow City Council website.

Other productions to have filmed in Glasgow in recent years include Fast And Furious: Hobbs And Shaw, The Batman, Tetris and 1917.

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