Filming Underway in Western NC Region on UNTITLED ARMORED CAR Project
ASHEVILLE—Filming is officially underway in North Carolina on the studio feature Untitled Armored Car. The production is basing in the state’s Western Region, where the majority of filming will also take place.
The comedy, which is being produced by Relativity Media, reteams Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Night at the Museum) and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, The Campaign) in the state, who were part of the NC-filmed production Are You Here (aka You Are Here) that filmed in the Piedmont Triad Region of the state in 2010 and will be released later this summer. Joining Wilson and Galifianakis are Kristin Wiig (Bridesmaids, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) and Jason Sudeikis (NC-filmed We’re The Millers, Horrible Bosses) among others.
Untitled Armored Car, which previously had the working name Loomis Fargo was written by UNC School of the Arts alums Jody Hill and Danny McBride and is the story of how a night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history and what followed afterwards. The feature is based on real life events that took place in Charlotte in 1997.
The NC Film Office has been working on this specific project since Spring 2012.
Principal photography is scheduled to run through August with overall production lasting a little more than 150 days in the state and is estimated to produce approximately 1,300 job opportunities. The production chose North Carolina based on the state’s highly skilled film professional work force, established infrastructure, and 25% refundable tax credit made available to productions who have a direct in-state spend in excess of $250,000.
Untitled Armored Car is one of 30-plus productions that have to date filmed or will begin filming in North Carolina in 2014. All together, these productions anticipate having a total direct in-state spend in excess of $260 million while providing more than 19,000 job opportunities, including approximately 3,300 possible positions for the state’s highly-skilled crew base. Highlights include the filming of the second season of CBS’s breakout summer series Under The Dome, the third season of Cinemax’s award-winning series Banshee, the highly anticipated second season of Fox’s hit series Sleepy Hollow, and the first season of ABC’s new drama Secrets and Lies, feature films Max, The Longest Ride and Max Steel, and national commercials for Lowe’s, PepsiCo and Xarelto.