VIDEO Trailer for ‘Masterminds,’ movie shot in Asheville last year


The trailer for Masterminds, the heist comedy that’s based on a true North Carolina story, is out now. The movie was filmed on the streets of downtown Asheville and around Western North Carolina last summer.

Watching the trailer, I was trying to match scenes with the locations. I’ll have to do some more work to catalogue it all, but here are two: the van busting through a warehouse wall was shot on location in Old Fort; the slow-mo lollipop Wiig walk was shot on location in front of the BB&T building in downtown Asheville.

Can y’all match more scenes with locations? Hit me up or leave a comment. Meanwhile, enjoy.


Lisa April 1, 2015 - 6:41 pm

They shot some scenes in the River Ridge Plaza where I work. I heard they were blowing up a armored car in front of where Kitchen & Co. used to be. I’ll be interested to see it. I like the cast so hopefully it’ll be funny.

smytty April 1, 2015 - 5:30 pm

At the 59 second mark, Kristen Wiig is walking in front of the BB&T building.

Santa April 1, 2015 - 10:24 am

I think it looks like a fun movie.

Hey Jason, I think Zach’s beard & hair kinda look like yours from back in your Mountain Xpress days.

moribound April 1, 2015 - 10:18 am

the gun range scene was shot on the Biltmore Property

Jason Sandford April 1, 2015 - 10:59 am

Thanks moribound!

NFB March 31, 2015 - 6:20 pm

Meh. Slapstick and southern stereotypes. Pass.

Doug March 31, 2015 - 1:02 pm

I love the hand held squirt bottle behind Owen Wilson’s shoulder at 0:55.

RobotDanceMonkey1975 March 31, 2015 - 8:43 am

Lol. Now we’ll be seeing “tourists” and “kristen wigg” fans eating lollipops in front of the BB&T building.

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