Beach town to see stars when movie starts production next week

Published: Sep. 28, 2012 at 3:17 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2012 at 3:17 AM EDT
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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) – A movie starring Wilmington's Linda Lavin will start filming in Wrightsville Beach next week.

A Short History of Decay is an independent film about a man who takes on the role of caregiver for his parents.

According to a film permit filed with Wrightsville Beach town officials, the movie will be shooting driving scenes around the loop on October 4 and 5. The production will also film near the intersection of North Lumina and East Columbus.

Linda Lavin, who lives in Wilmington and is fresh off a Tony nomination, is one of the film's stars. Lavin is well known for starring as the title character in Alice and for her numerous Broadway performances.

In A Short History of Decay, she plays a woman in the early stages of Alzheimer's.

The filmmaker plans to give a portion of the profits from the movie to Alzheimer's research.

The movie also stars Emmanuelle Chriqui, Bryan Greenberg and Kathleen Rose Perkins, according to IMDB.

You can also follow the film on Twitter or follow our Ashlea Kosikowski on Twitter for the latest updates on the local film industry.

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