AnnaSophia Robb joins cast of Wilmywood’s ‘Words on Bathroom Walls.’

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Casting continues for Word on Bathroom Walls. So far we’ve learned that Charlie Plummer is taking on the lead role of Adam, a high schooler living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations. Then we learned Taylor Russell (who is super adorable in the Netflix show Lost in Space ) is playing Maya, the love interest of Adam.

Now, the latest in casting news, AnnaSophia Robb is co-starring in the flick, playing Rebecca, one of the main characters in Adam’s hallucinations who “acts as a conduit for the feelings that he cannot express.”

It’s shaping up to be a great cast. Production kicks off in about 3 weeks!

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Two possible features for North Carolina

Looks like North Carolina has two possible feature films passing through North Carolina.

First up is Maximum Speed, a family drama about a racing family. They are said to be shooting at Texas Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway mid-summer or early fall.

Synopsis: It centers on Cody Wade, a young bull rider and the son of a racing legend who returns to stock-car racing to save the family legacy. Wade Motorsports only has one good driver, a rookie who’s fast and bold and the only woman on the circuit. Racing again is the only option, since Cody’s older brother is driving for his father’s arch enemy that wants to eliminate Wade Motorsports.

The movie is in active development and is being produced and directed by Aaron Norris.

Next up is the period piece Wilderness, which follows a confederate soldier during the battle of the Wilderness in the American Civil War.

Synopsis: At the Battle of the Wilderness, a warhardened, North Carolina Confederate soldier makes a fateful decision in the heat of battle that sends him on a journey home through a parallel wilderness.

Production is slated to begin in August and PW lists them shooting in 3 states. Georgia, Virginia and North Carolina. Richard De Wit is directing.

I have no idea how big our piece of the pie would be for either flick.  That’s all I have for now. If any more details come in, I’ll let ya know!

Catch Wilmington Restaurants in these episodes of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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The first episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (starring Guy Fieri) to feature a Wilmington restaurant aired this past Friday on the Food Network. But no worries if you missed it; You’ll be able to catch it again. The show featured Ceviche’s located at 7120 Wrightsville Ave. in Wrightsville Beach.

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WATCH NOW!
FOOD NETWORK ON DEMAND: Season 28, Episode 7: Lights Out Latin 

Next up is Downtown Wilmington’s Copper Penny! Season 28, Episode 8: Pizza, Pork and Peru airs this Friday, April 6th @ 9pm on Food Network.

“On this trip, Guy Fieri’s digging into all kinds of killer grub. In Lansing, Mich., an out-of-this-world pizza joint where the pie comes with a surprise, and in Wilmington, N.C., standout sandwiches bring a taste of Philly to the South. Plus, in Tucson, Ariz., a unique spot cookin’ up real deal Peruvian specialties.”

Other episodes that feature Wilmington Restaurants:
April 27th @ 9pm – Something Fishy (Season 28, Episode 9: Seafood and Savory)
May 4th @ 9pm – Fork ‘n’ Cork (Season 28, Episode 10: Grab and Grub)
May 25th @ 9pm – Sweet ‘n’ Savory (Season 28, Episode 11: BBQ Bites and Southern Flavor)

For a list of all episodes this season: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/diners-drive-ins-and-dives/episodes

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Words on Bathroom Walls: More deets to share.

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I am a little behind as some of the info got put out while I was on my honeymoon! So let’s see what you need to know in case you don’t know already!

Production was originally slated to begin in April, but got pushed back 5 weeks due to scheduling conflicts. All is resolved and production begins on or around May 7th.

18 year-old Charlie Plummer (pictured above) has just been cast as the lead Adam, a young man with schizophrenia who is just trying to navigate life in a new school. He is a much sought after actor lately with 5 projects in the works!

Kimmie Stewart Casting is your go to for background casting for the project. Keep up with her Facebook Page if you are looking for BG work.

It should be a fun project! It’s nice to see some of you guys working at home! Hopefully there will be more to come. Fingers crossed.

WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS
STATUS: Pre-Production
PRODUCTION COMPANY: LD Entertainment
UPM/EP: Alison Semenza
DIRECTOR: Thor Freudenthal
CAST: Charlie Plummer
CREW RESUMES: wordsresumes@gmail.com

ABOUT FROM DEADLINE: The story centers around Adam as he tries to navigate high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations. His distracting visions take turns acting as supportive friends one moment and evil foes the next. Luckily, an experimental drug trial promises to help hide his illness from his peers and most importantly from Maya, the girl of his dreams.

Queen Latifah cast for the Queen City: 2 productions on the way for Charlotte, NC.

Alright! I’ve been getting a lot of questions about when is Charlotte gonna gear up and get back to work! Well, it looks like we have one, possible two productions that will be filming in the Queen City.

First up, Fixed Point Films and Shining Star Productions are teaming up with Walden Media and Alcon Entertainment to bring us Hope’s Wish – based on Stuart Stout and Shelby Stout’s book Hope’s Wish: How One Girl’s Dream Made Others Come True. The feature stars Queen Latifah.

The true North Carolina story centers on 12 year-old Hope Stout. When diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, the young girl sets out on a  mission to fund the wishes of 155 other children with the help of dedicated Make-A-Wish Foundation executive Toni Dubois (Latifah) and the Charlotte community.  (DEADLINE)

Production is set to begin April 9th in Charlotte and the surrounding area.

Crew resumes are still being accepted.

HOPE’S WISH
STATUS: Production begins April 9
LOCATION: Charlotte, NC
PRODUCERS: Val Hill, Steven Wegner, Jonah Hirsch, Stuart Stout, Larry McMurtry, Frank Fornari, Michael Lee, Yale Badik
WRITER: Diana Ossana – Charlie Stratton
DIRECTOR: Laurie Collyer
LP: Billy Badalato
CAST: Queen Latifah
CREW RESUMES: HopesWishCrew@gmail.com

ABOUT HOPE’S WISH: Diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, valiant 12 year old Hope Stout is approached by the Make-A-Wish foundation. The money for Hope is already in place, but due to a shortfall of funds, there are 155 children in her native Charlotte, North Carolina, who need their own wishes fulfilled. Hope’s sole wish is that all of those other children’s wishes should be granted — a seemingly impossible task that will cost in excess of a million dollars.

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Now as for the 2nd production, I don’t know much about it. It seems to have more of an indie feel to it. Here’s what I do know, according to PW.

The feature film, Just Grace, will be shooting in New York as well as Charlotte, NC. Production begins July 9th. Whether they start in NY or NC, I don’t know.

The story revolves around Grace Templeton, an esteemed music professor who’s life gets disrupted by tragedy. She finds herself thrown out of her lavish academic world and into the harsh reality of teaching at-risk youth.

JUST GRACE
STATUS: Production begins July 9
LOCATION: Charlotte, NC / New York
PRODUCER: Thomas Goggans
WRITER/PRODUCER: Karen Abercrombie

Both productions have a lot of heart in the story lines, so I am looking forward to seeing the end result!

Things are picking up, let’s hope they continue!

‘Words on Bathroom Walls’ accepting Crew Resumes.

NOTE: THIS IS FOR CREW ONLY.

Words on Bathroom Walls has officially opened up offices at EUE/ScreenGems Studios and they are now accepting crew resumes.

*Background actors, please wait until the Extras Casting Director has been chosen to submit to this project and DO NOT submit at this email address.

Shooting will take place in the Wilmington area. Production begins in April. Words on Bathroom Walls, is based on a young adult novel by Julia Walton.

WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS
STATUS: Pre-Production
PRODUCTION COMPANY: LD Entertainment
UPM/EP: Alison Semenza
DIRECTOR: Thor Freudenthal
CAST: TBA
CREW RESUMES: wordsresumes@gmail.com

ABOUT FROM DEADLINE: The story centers around Adam as he tries to navigate high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations. His distracting visions take turns acting as supportive friends one moment and evil foes the next. Luckily, an experimental drug trial promises to help hide his illness from his peers and most importantly from Maya, the girl of his dreams.