Sam Worthington, David Hyde Pierce join Russell Crowe in film underway in Wilmington

Sam Worthington, David Hyde Pierce join Russell Crowe in film underway in Wilmington
Feature film selects Wilmington as its filming location

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Sam Worthington of Avatar and David Hyde Pierce of Frasier have joined the cast of The Georgetown Project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Georgetown Project is a supernatural thriller produced by Dawson’s Creek creator Kevin Williamson. Williamson further confirmed the announcement, tweeting a link to the report on Monday.

Cameras began rolling earlier this month on the Miramax feature film, according to permits filed with the city of Wilmington.

Deadline reports Russell Crowe plays a troubled actor who begins to unravel while shooting a horror film. It is unclear what roles Worthington and Pierce will play in the movie.

Crowe appears to be enjoying his time in the Port City, tweeting a picture of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge during a gorgeous sunset.

Church scenes will be shot at St. James Parish on Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. People in the area could possibly see a lane closure on Market Street between Third and Fourth streets due to equipment parking, according to the permit.

“Exterior scenes” are expected to be shot that same day at the Brooklyn Arts Center on 4th Street from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. After 8 pm., there will be road closures on Fourth St. between Walnut and Hanover streets, Campbell Street between Third Street and Fifth Avenue and Red Cross Street between Third Street and Fifth Avenue.

Scenes will also be shot on N. Front Street on Nov. 21. Film crews will also add a set dressing to give the block a “New York City feel”and production will add a temporary façade to the outside of 2 N. Front St. Next, crews will move to Dock Street for more scenes.

Filming is expected to last until December.

This marks a return to Wilmington for Hyde Pierce, who visited the city last year to co-host the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra’s “Music from the Silver Screen” fundraising concert.

It was a pleasure interviewing David Hyde Pierce today! He's in Wilmington to be a part of a special Wilmington Symphony...

Posted by Ashlea Kosikowski WECT News on Monday, November 12, 2018

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