Word on the street: Woody Harrelson buying a home in Asheville


Word on the street is that actor Woody Harrelson is buying a house in Asheville.

Harrelson, a vegan who loves kombucha and supports industrial hemp, has visited town before. Harrelson was in Western North Carolina about five years ago for the filming of The Hunger Games. He turned up at LAAFF, as well.

Harrelson just signed on to star alongside Frances McDormand, Peter Dinklage and Sam Rockwell in a new movie that will be shooting in downtown Sylva this spring. The movie is called Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The Sylva Herald reports that there is a call out for extras for the movie, and that some set construction has begun. More:

The call for extras comes as set builders for the movie crew have started work. Earlier this week, part of Spring Street was closed as part of a larger request by Three Billboard Co. that town officials reroute traffic, at times, around the downtown. The main filming locations are Sassy Frass Consignment and an upstairs office at the Jackson General building (corner of Spring and West Main streets).

Image of Woody Harrelson via wiki.