You may recall the stir that was created two summers ago when a Hollywood film crew set up shop in the old downtown area of Swannanoa. The filming brought major Hollywood stars to Swannanoa’s usually quiet streets, including Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson. Due to the studio’s ongoing financial difficulties, the release of the film has unfortunately been delayed several times. But with the recent announcement that a new release date of September 30, 2016 has been set, it now looks like Swannanoans may finally get the chance to see their hometown on the silver screen.
The comedy, titled “Masterminds,” tells the true story of a pair of bumbling bank robbers who somehow pulled off a $17 million heist at the regional vault of Loomis Fargo & Company in Charlotte. The movie was filmed in other areas around North Carolina in addition to Swannanoa, including Asheville and Old Fort.
To read more about Masterminds and view a trailer for the movie, visit www.imdb.com/title/tt2461150/.