Some hope for two NC Films: Galifianakis / Beckinsale flicks

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Bloomberg Business is releasing some news tht could give us a little ray of hope for two NC Films that were produced last year.  If you remember, both Masterminds (Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis) and The Disappointments Room (Kate Beckinsale) were put on hold indefinitely due to Relativity Media LLC’s bankruptcy filing.  However, it is now being reported that Relativity Media’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh  has found a way to “keep control of his bankrupt movie studio and possibly allow stalled films to make their way into theaters.”

Relativity went to court on Monday to seek approval of a plan that will help its TV unit exit bankruptcy as early as October 20th and allow Kavanaugh to keep the rest company.  Another hearing is today regarding the TV unit, however, we will still be waiting for the film side of the business to see it’s fate. It’s currently in TBD mode.

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Relativity Bankruptcy Plan Lets Kavanaugh Keep `Masterminds’

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What will happen to the NC Filmed Masterminds & Disappointments Room now?

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Earlier this week the news broke about  Relativity being…well broke! Relativity Media has filed for Chapter 11 in what many are calling one of the biggest bankruptcies in Hollywood history. And that puts two North Carolina shot films in jeopardy: The NC-Filmed comedy shot in the western part of the state Masterminds (Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson) and the thriller shot in the Greensboro area The Disappointments Room (Kate Beckinsale). Both releases have been postponed “indefinitely.”

Today, Eriq Gardner of the Hollywood Reporter writes, “RKA Film Financing, the firm that put up $115 million to fund Relativity Media’s advertising on upcoming films including Masterminds, Somnia, Disappointments Room and Kidnap, is now seeking to seize those films and sell them off to another studio for distribution.”  READ STORY NOW

More to come on this story. Eriq Gardner says, “The Hollywood Reporter will provide updates on this motion.” We will be ready and waiting.

 

Guess who’s back for Loomis Fargo!

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Guess who’s coming back!  After coming off the HUGE Wilmywood smash hit comedy, We’re the Millers, Jason Sudeikis is in talks to join our North Carolina boy, Zach Galafianakis, along with Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig for the comedy Loomis Fargo or as they are calling it now, “Untitled Armored Car Project.”

Jason will play a hit man this time around.  I will keep you posted!

UNTITLED ARMORED CAR PROJECT (aka LOOMIS FARGO) – RELATIVITY MEDIA
STATUS:  Pre-Prod: NOW / Production: July 7th
LOCATIONS: Asheville, Wilmington
PRODUCERS: Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn
WRITERS: Chris Bowman, Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Hubbel Palmer, Emily Spivey
DIRECTOR: Jared Hess
LP: D. Scott Lumpkin
CAST: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig

Based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo warehouse robbery in Charlotte, North Carolina. A night guard at an armored car company organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.

NC Shot ‘Are You Here’ Trailer is…well here!

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When his off-the-grid best buddy Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis) inherits his estranged father’s fortune, womanizing local weatherman Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson) joins forces with him to battle the legal challenge brought by Ben’s formidable sister (Amy Poehler), in the hilarious big-screen directorial debut from “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner.

 

Release Date: August 22, 2014
Studio: Millennium Entertainment
Director: Matthew Weiner
Screenwriter: Matthew Weiner
Starring: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler
Genre: Comedy, Romance

ASHEVILLE, NC – Zach Galifianakis feature now accepting crew resumes

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UNTITLED ARMORED CAR PROJECT (aka LOOMIS FARGO) has officially opened up offices in Asheville, NC. The comedy caper starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig is now accepting crew resumes. Please send resumes to  uacresumes@gmail.com with your position in the subject line.

The will be shooting most of the film in the Asheville area with a couple of weeks in Wilmington as well.

ABOUT UNTITLED ARMORED CAR PROJECT (aka LOOMIS FARGO) – RELATIVITY MEDIA
STATUS:  Pre-Prod: May 5th / Production: July 7, 2014
PRODUCERS: Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn
WRITERS: Chris Bowman, Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Hubbel Palmer, Emily Spivey
DIRECTOR: Jared Hess
LP: D. Scott Lumpkin
CAST: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig

Based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo warehouse robbery in Charlotte, North Carolina. A night guard at an armored car company organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.

Loomis Fargo adds Kristen Wiig to cast!

Kristen WiigWe were so bummed that Kristen Wiig wouldn’t be here because the feature film The Heart fizzled out, however, it was a pleasant surprise to see she has been cast in what we still call Loomis Fargo to star opposite Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson.  Relativity has already set a release date for the untitled armored car project. It is  Aug. 14, 2015.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kristen will play the workplace crush of Galifianakis, “an unhappy armored car driver. Using her feminine wiles, she gets him to join her and her accomplices in their plan to rob a bank vault, but has no plans to link up with him once the deed is done.” (THR)

UNTITLED ARMORED CAR PROJECT (aka LOOMIS FARGO) – RELATIVITY MEDIA
STATUS:  Pre-Prod: May 5th / Production: July 2014
LOCATION: Asheville/Wilmington
PRODUCERS: Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn
WRITERS: Chris Bowman, Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Hubbel Palmer, Emily Spivey
DIRECTOR: Jared Hess
LP: D. Scott Lumpkin
CAST: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/03/2014 – Age of Miracles, The Heart, Sleepy Hollow, Loomis Fargo, Bolden and Way More!

Happy Thursday my loves!  What a whirlwind yesterday, huh?  Well, guess what?  Here comes some more! AND NOW IT’S TIME FOR [INSERT BILLOWING ECHO-Y VOICE] RUUUUMMOOOORS FROM THE LOT!

sleepy-hollow1SLEEPY HOLLOW will be bringing more monsters, IchAbbie and perhaps Yolanda to the fans.  Rumor has it there will be more episodes this season, as many as 18.  I will be speaking with Orlando soon, and hopefully he will get us some more deets.

BoldenMore news about BOLDEN!  Looks like the indie flick will be opening offices again very soon.  THEY MEAN IT THIS TIME! Though they do not have an official schedule yet,  I heard they will resume production at the end of the summer/early fall.  AND I heard there offices are all the way out in Rocky Point.  Crazy, right?  No word yet who will be replacing Anthony Mackie for the lead role.  And who knows, maybe he will come back to the project…we will find out soon enough.

Kristen WiigThe indie flick, THE HEART from Indian Paintbrush Productions is coming to North Carolina.  Now, I know they have been checking us out here in Wilmywood, but I cannot confirm they will be filming here…yet!  Regardless, North Carolina will see a great cast!  Kristen Wiig, Sam Rockwell and we would welcome back Allison Janney! Wiig will star as a cash-strapped woman who agrees to transport black market organs with a man she just met, to be played by Rockwell. They want to get started ASAP, so we should know the rest of the details and exact location VERY soon!  Producing is Steven Rales, Mark Roybal, Kevin J. Walsh and Nora Skinner.  Nat Faxon & Jim Rash are writing and directing.

Zach GalifianakisUNTITLED ARMORED CAR PROJECT (aka LOOMIS FARGO) has named their Line Producer. It’s our LP from SAFE HAVEND. Scott Lumpkin.  He will be heading our way after he finishes up on THE BEST OF ME in Louisiana. And I am not sure who I am more excited about  coming back to North Carolina, Owen and Zach or Producer Lorne Michaels!  North Carolina is a greenlight, waiting for final confirmation about Wilmington, but my multiple sources insist it will be here.

Catherine-hardwickeLast night, one of my rumors from yesterday morning got a confirmation.  AGE OF MIRACLES will be indeed shooting in North Carolina, now I am waiting for a Wilmywood confirmation. I do know Wilmington was in the finals for them.  Hopefully, I will have that by the end of the day.  We shall see!

sofia-vergaraFor about a month now I’ve heard from three different sources the mention of BIG SEXY, but no one knew much about it.  Seriously, they would say ‘I am hearing Big Sexy’ and I was like, ‘what about it?’ and they were like, ‘I dunno.’  Well, I found out yesterday that it’s a feature from Red Granite Pictures and it stars Sofia Vergara and Pierce Brosnan. I have no idea if this will shoot here, but keep your ears peeled cuz that name keeps popping up.  If you hear anything, lemme know!

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Now moving on to what’s shooting.  Both UNDER THE DOME and RED ZONE are shooting on the sound stages today.  But this will be RED ZONE‘s final fun day as tonight they will cry out, “That’s a wrap!”

JewishFilmFestREMINDER: The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival takes the stage tonight, and then again on Saturday and Sunday.   Four films by Israeli, French and Czech filmmakers will be shown at Thailian Hall on the main stage.

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After Thursday’s and Saturday’s showings there will be a dessert reception catered by Angie’s Catering. Sunday’s festivities will include a full reception between shows. Sunday shows begin at 3:30pm. Wilmywood film goers are encouraged to arrive as early on Sunday to enjoy the food and fun. The event will be one full of crowd pleasing and heartfelt films by very talented artists.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling the Thalian Hall Box Office at (910) 632-2285. For the line-up of titles check out the Facebook Event Page HERE.

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab you one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens). Offices are open from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!

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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: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!