The movie was shot primarily in downtown Asheville and in small towns around Western North Carolina in the summer of 2014. In Asheville, the city buzzed as streets were closed down and Hollywood magic-makers transformed various locations into scenes for the Masterminds, known early on variously as “Loomis Fargo” and “the unnamed armored car project.”
The movie was based on the real-life story of a group of bank robbers who lived near Charlotte and stole an armored car full of cash.
Filmmakers shot in front of the BB&T building in downtown Asheville; took over the U.S. Cellular Center for shooting; and shot driving scenes around Pack Square and in the River Arts District. The Hollywood stars were spotted around town at local bars and restaurants, and an Asheville Tourists game.
The film’s release date was pushed back a couple of times due to the bankruptcy filings of the company that owned the film. That was finally worked out and set the table for the Sept. 29 release of Masterminds.
We’ll have much more on the movie screening, and more details about show dates/times and other fun. Stay tuned, and get ready to check out the movie next week.
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