WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 07/23/2013, UTD, EBD, SH and more from the rumor mill!

It’s numbers day once again for Under the Dome.  We will find out the overnight ratings by 11 or 11:30am EST.  I, of course, will post them along with reviews and thoughts from the press and critics as well in a separate blog later today.  And I will keep you posted about Season 2.  Word is the crew will find out this week if they return to work and when!  The UTD folks are shooting the final episode this week.  They film on the lot for the day on Sound Stages 7 & 8.

YES!  Wilmington is in the TOP 7!  Yesterday we weren’t even on the radar.  BUT we need to be in the top 3!  DEMAND an early screening on the locally filmed Sleepy Hollow.  Sleepy Hollow will kick off the episode two shoot this weekend in New Bern.

Eastbound and Down is back to Jellybeans today with about 50 extras skatin’ around having fun.

The Hallmark TV Movie Christmas in Conway is looking for a photo double for  for this lovely and talented actress, Mary Louise Parker. You must have the same coloring and measurements and be available the month of August. She is 5’8 ” and weighs 120lbs.Her measurements are 34/24/33.  Please send a recent photo (head and bodyshot) to wimingtonbackground@gmail.com include your sizes and contact info. Please put MLP photodbl in subject.


WECT brought the Angelina Jolie movie, Unbroken up again.  Although, I reported this movie’s interest in Wilmington about two months ago, they have added that Jack O’Connell will play Louis Zamperini, the Olympian turned POW.  My sources tell me that they REALLY like Hawaii, but hopefully they will see that North Carolina has way more to offer and is more cost effective!  Thanks for reporting this Ashlea!

And speaking of maybes remember when I brought up Loomis Fargo months ago! What light can we shed on bank heist movie?  The Jim Carrey flick (that has been in “pre-production”) for months now supposedly here in Wilmywood has attached another actor to its roster.  Looks like Owen Wilson will join in on the bank robbing in this comedy flick.  On a sidenote, Danny McBride and Jody Hill are two of the writers on this movie.  I’m thinkin’ a rollover here!  Just stay here and keep filming! Eastbound Film Crew can roll over as well!  My sources are telling me they have been some verbals hires, but I cannot confirm that.  Yet anyway!  Hopefully that is their plan with Relativity Media!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!

CORRECTION: UPDATED: WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 05/28/2013 What a weekend!


Wow! So much to talk about over the weekend! It seems like the Wilmington area was the place to be for sports stars. Especially Wrightsville Beach. If you missed my blogs over the weekend, I reported that Jonathan Stewart, super star running back for the Carolina Panthers, was hanging out at our beach for the weekend. He arrived on Friday and let everyone know with a tweet: @Jonathanstewar1: “I’m out here in wrightsville/”willmington” beach for Memorial Day weeknd enjoying the nice weather! #holla#northcarolina.”

michaelphelps_instagram2Okay, so he can’t spell Wilmington, but hey we love him anyway, $10 says it was his damn auto-correct.  But Jonathan wasn’t the only superstar. Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps was here too! In fact last night he was spotted at the Carolina Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach.  He is reportedly dating the GORGEOUS Carolina Yacht Club member, Win McMurry, On-air Reporter for the Golf Channel. Phelps confirmed it with a tweet: @MichaelPhelps  #mdw USA there’s no better country!! @ Carolina Yacht Club http://instagram.com/p/Z1dDItSx1L/

There were other star sightings over the weekend. While I cannot confirm this, I was told that Mr. Oprah aka Stedman Graham was at Figure 8. No mention of Miss Winfrey however.

On a sad note, as we all geared up and got pumped for Sleepy Hollow, it seems as though their final decision has the production going to Charleston, SC. Booo! But hey, it does leave more room for productions to come in! Say, maybe like an Angelina Jolie flick!!  If you missed the huge A-List scoop, I have two confirmed reports about Angelina Jolie’s people scouting Wilmington for the upcoming movie, Unbroken, which she is directing. For complete details, check the full post on that story below.

Now back to the present! Under the Dome will be on stage for the day.  The good folks of Tammy are back in Wilmywood today. Things are already underway at the New Hanover Correctional Center then making a company move to N. 4th St. If you are a Dan Aykroyd fan, today is his last day on set. Booo! We will miss you Dan! At least we still get some more time with Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon! They are on set today as well.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!

ATTENTION!  UPDATE:  My sources tell me that SLEEPY HOLLOW is coming to Wilmywood after all.  There was a mix up of information with another TV series, a CBS show entitled, Reckless, that starts shooting in Charleston in July.  They shot the Pilot in Charleston back in February.  They originally shot a TV movie, then spun it into a TV series.  Although South Carolina jumped on the “incentives bandwagon,”  they weren’t strong enough to grab hold of the Fox series.  So, as it stands Sleepy Hollow is still projected to come here.  Yay!

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BREAKING WILMYWOOD NEWS: A-Lister Scouting Wilmywood for Major Studio Film

English: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the C...

English: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Cannes film festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

FINALLY I can say something!  This bit of information has hard to keep under wraps, but after another confirmation, I can now tell you that we could have the ultimate megastar coming to film here in Wilmywood!

After two confirmed reports, my sources tell me that member(s) of the Universal Pictures production team were here last week to scout Wilmington for the movie, Unbroken. And that megastar is the one and only, Angelina Jolie.  She is slated to direct this story of Olympian-turned-WWII POW Louis Zamperini.  This will be her second project she is directing.  Although she made her directorial debut with In The Land Of Blood And Honey, this will be a first for her on a major studio film.  As far as her acting, there is no word if we will see her on screen.

The most interesting part, besides having such an amazing woman possibly coming here, is that Universal has been developing this story for the silver screen for more than 55 years.  Mick Garris is exec producer and Matthew Baer & Erwin Stoff are producing.

Hopefully her team found everything they needed here in Wilmington.  On a side note, If Angelina does come, chances are we could have a visit from the fabulous Brad Pitt as well!  I will keep you posted as more information comes in!

Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .

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