Filming has officially begun on the new Zach Galifianakis comedy flick around Asheville. The folks at Native Social Pub tweeted a photo today of the movie crew in downtown Swannanoa (if there is such a thing) with the following:
Pretty cool! They’re shooting a scene for ‘Loomis Fargo’ within a block of Native Social Pub! Spotted Owen Wilson on set.
The site onlocationvacations says that the moviemakers will be in the Waynesville area next week:
During the week of July 14 the movie will be using the Hazelwood Elementary School in Waynesville, NC as a staging area/base camp for a shoot taking place nearby.
The movie, which also stars Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig, is based on true crime: in 1997, an armored car driver in Charlotte drove off with $17 million in cash and worked with a gang of redneck wannabe criminals to cover his tracks. Things didn’t work out so well. The movie’s working title is Loomis Fargo. It’s also known as “unnamed armored car movie.”
The movie’s casting company alerted people who applied to be extras over the Fourth of July weekend about when they would be needed. Here’s the latest need, for Tuesday, from the casting company:
UAC -Need Utility Stand for filming on TUESDAY in area on outskirts of Asheville. Prefer someone with stand in or set experience. Should be of average height 5’10 -6’1, slender to average build. Please submit your photo and information -name,age, phone,height/weight, clothing sizes, city/state you reside and any experience you may have. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com with heading TUESDAY STAND IN.