Just for a day, the city of Norcross turned into a 1970s Southern California beach town.

Filming of the upcoming movie "Finding Steve McQueen," which is described as an "American heist thriller," took over the city, and in the process closed South Peachtree Street between Jones Street and Holcomb Bridge Road for most of Tuesday.

According to Deadline, the film is about: "A gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio who, in election year 1972, attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon’s secret fund."

The film is directed by Mark Steven Johnson and stars Travis Fimmel, Kate Bosworth, Forest Whitaker and William Fitcher.

Principal photography began in early September.

PHOTOS | "Finding Steve McQueen" filming in Norcross