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Mark Wahlberg: 'NYPD' comes to Cardiff for filming

Newport Road closed for filming
Image caption The road, pictured on Monday morning, has had American-style traffic lights put in place for the filming

A road has been closed for a second day of movie-making in Cardiff as Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg's latest film comes to town.

Shooting a stunt for Infinite began on Sunday, with a two-day road closure in place along a short stretch of one of the main city centre approach roads.

New York Police Department-branded cars and American-style traffic lights have temporarily taken over Newport Road.

Diversions meant morning commuters faced some delays to journeys.

The filming is taking place outside the Mercure Holland House Hotel and within the hotel itself, which has remained open for guests.

Infinite, directed by Antoine Fuqua, is about a man who discovers his hallucinations are visions from past lives.

It is due to be released next year.

Some people were delighted to think they might spot one of the US's most recognisable actors - including Bethan Price, who tweeted: "This morning's walk to work has been enlivened by the filming of @markwahlberg's new film Infinite.

"Sadly no glimpse of the man himself."

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Image caption The film starring Mark Wahlberg, seen here in a scene from 2018 movie Mile 22, is due out in 2020

The closure may only be affecting about 300 yards of road but it has involved bus and traffic diversions, leading to delays in the area.

Some commuters were not impressed with the disruption, despite the glitz of Hollywood coming to town.

Shaun M Leach tweeted: "Good job, but dude your movie is blocking my bus route to work."

The road will remain closed from City Road to Fitzalan Place and West Grove until 06:00 GMT on Tuesday.

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