Movie based on Charlotte robbery being filmed in NC
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A movie based on a real-life Charlotte robbery will be filming in downtown Asheville next week.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that some driving scenes are expected to be filmed on downtown streets July 30.
Street closings will begin July 29.
Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig have been in the area since shooting began July 7 for the “Untitled Armored Car Project.”
The first scenes were shot in Swannanoa, before the crew went to Waynesville and other locations around Asheville.
The movie is based on the real-life story of the $17 million robbery of the regional vault of Loomis Fargo & Company in Charlotte in 1997.
The heist, which was largest cash robbery in the United States at the time, was organized by an armored car driver and vault supervisor.
The film will also feature comedians Ken Marino (best known for “Wet Hot American Summer” and the series, “Party Down” and “Eastbound and Down”), Mary Elizabeth Ellis (of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and Devin Ratray (of “Nebraska”).
It’s also been reported that Jason Sudeikis (a “Saturday Night Live” alumnus who recently starred in “We’re the Millers”) will join the cast as a hit man.
The film is slated to be released in August 2015.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times