Movie filming hot spots in downtown Asheville Tuesday and Wednesday: BB&T, courthouse, diner, former bank


Loomis Fargo truck

The Hollywood movie crew making the Loomis Fargo/unnamed armored car movie will take to downtown Asheville streets Tuesday and Wednesday for filming. The movie shoot hot spots include the streets around the BB&T building; the front of the Buncombe County Courthouse; the front (and inside) the former Blue Ridge Savings Bank on Pack Square; and College and Broadway streets.

The filming will make getting around downtown Asheville tricky. Look for road closures, as well as some intermittent traffic control on a variety of streets. Details, and maps, of the Loomis Fargo movie shoot in downtown Asheville here.

On Monday, there’s plenty of action inside the former Blue Ridge Savings Bank on Pack Square as crews prepped for the shoot. Also, an old Loomis Fargo armored car was spotted cruising down Broadway.

Here are a few other random tidbits about the movie production:

-Sources tell me that Owen Wilson has finished his portion of filming in Asheville and has left town.

Wall Street Cheat Sheet recently published a list of Owen Wilson’s 12 Best Movie Roles. Bottle Rocket and Wedding Crashers are on the list.

-The party scene shot in Waynesville was a pool party scene.

Candace Blanchard is an Asheville model and actress with extensive credits. She landed a role as actor Ken Marino’s girlfriend in the Loomis Fargo flick, so be on the lookout for her to have some screen time. (Marino plays a guy named Doug who lives in an upscale neighborhood and gets ticked off when the members of the heist gang move in next door.)