We might have just one more production to hit Wilmywood before our current film incentives ends. Rumor has it, the feature film, Battlecreek, is coming to Wilmington. If this is indeed true, we would be hosting the gorgeous Hayden Christiansen who is taking the lead as well as the Oscar winning actress, Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Prisoners). They came into Wilmington to scout the area last week. Now there are mixed rumors going around. Some say it will be in just Wilmington, others say it will be filming in Jackson, MS and Wilmington. But there is the possibility that they just shoot in Mississippi. They are looking at a start date of October 20th. Offices would open the first week of October if they do come here. We shall see!
Battlecreek is the story of a gifted young painter (Hayden Christiansen) with a rare skin disorder who lives in an economically depressed Southern American town. Due to his affliction, he must live his life at night. When a young woman being chased by her own demons stumbles into town, their blossoming romance compels him to challenge his provocative, overbearing mother (Melissa Leo) and break free of the lies that have bound them together for years. Battlecreek is about reconciling the past and finding your future.
Producing is Connie Hoy. Directing is Alison Eastwood, which I believe is Clint Eastwood’s neice? Hopefully it is more than just a rumor. More details to come soon.
As @SHollowSource puts it, #SleepyHolla!! Sleepy Hollow / Under the Dome viewing party is tonight at the Browncoat at 111 Grace St Downtown, Wilmington.
Sleepy premieres at 9pm on FOX and Dome’s finale is at 10pm on CBS.
Sleepy Hollow star Lyndie Greenwood sits down with HuffPost Live at 3:30pm to talk about season two of the hit fantasy drama, which returns September 22 on Fox. HERE’S THE LINK
Yellow Footprints is to begin production here in Wilmington. Local lady Casey Mako will direct this coming of age female military film, about a young woman who strives to be a Marine and fight on the front lines in a position traditionally held only by men.
Taryn Terrell (WWE, The Campaign, Old Boy), has signed on to play the role of Sarah, a girl with a heart of gold who has suffered unimaginable loss, and finds a physical and mental strength to move on in her own life and inspire the will of others to believe they can do whatever they set their minds to.
The cast will be predominantly female and will feature Christy Berlane, (New Comic Day), and young new comer Hayley Heffernan, (30 Rock, Vera, 846).
Produced and co-written by Nick Dash and co-written by Monica Bellais, production is expected to begin in early October. Dash is a former Marine, is inspired to honor and tell a positive story regarding female Marines, ripped straight from the headlines, now that legislation has been approved for females to fight equally on the front lines with their male counterparts. Dash plans to employ homeless veterans in various extra roles in this film to bring awareness to the issue of homelessness and our beloved veterans.
Cara Delevingne has been added to the cast of Paper Towns which shoots in Charlotte, NC this fall. She will take on the role of Margo Roth Spiegelman opposite of Nat Wolff. Paper Towns is expected to begin production in November with offices projected to open at the end of September.
Tusk was shot in the Charlotte area and stars Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, and Genesis Rodriguez. It’s NOW in 640 theaters. The movie follows Wallace (Justin Long), a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.
ICYMI: Kevin Smith discusses the crazy dark comedy and talks about shooting in NC.
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ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting by mail begins September 5,2014 and runs through October 28, 2014
EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014
LIST OF WHO VOTED FOR AND AGAINST FILM: NCGA_FilmmakersVotingGuide_2014
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- ‘The Longest Ride’ star “Rango” passes away.
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- WILMINGTON, NC: Crew Call for ‘The Choice’
That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5. And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10! Got Scoop? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB or on Twitter. You can also just post your comments below! Until then, that’s a wrap!!