A BLOCKBUSTER 'Tollywood' action film is set to feature Essex locations after cameramen were spotted across the county.

Cameramen were spotted at Braintree Town Hall as the historic building was being used to shoot the upcoming Tollywood action film, The Agency.

Similar to the well known Bollywood Indian films, Tollywood films are movies from the south of India which uses the Telugu language.

The town hall was chosen to play the office of a British diplomat with the producers swapping to the location from London.

Also featuring in the film will be the Jobserve Community Stadium – the home of Colchester United.

The stadium was used to film 150 Colchester extras through the night for a crucial scene last week.

In the film, the stadium and crowd will be digitally enhanced to make it look like a packed crowd at Wembley Stadium for an England vs Germany football match.

East Anglia company Film Suffolk was hired by the producers BVSN Prasad and Yogesh Sudharkara to source filming locations and extras.

Company director Julien Mery said: “The movie, currently titled The Agency, is shooting large parts of the film in Suffolk and Essex.

“Under the direction of Praveen Sattaru, the lead actor Varun Tej plays an Indian diplomat fighting to uncover an environmental scandal of global proportion.

“In Essex, the beautiful Braintree Town Hall was chosen to stand in for posh office interiors of the diplomat's office and Colchester United Football Stadium was chosen to host 150 extras as a crowd which is going to be digitally enhanced to fake a much larger stadium at full capacity.”

A big United Nations summit meeting scene was also shot in Ipswich.

Overall, between 400 and 500 extras and crew were sourced from across Essex to help production with filming wrapping in Essex on November 7.

Mr Mery also said the producers were impressed with the Essex extras’ enthusiasm, with the Colchester United stadium scenes shot from 5pm to 5am.

The producers also said they’d likely return to Essex for future film shoots due to the great locations which are much more reasonable compared to London.