WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A movie filmed in Hollywood East is now available on DVD and On Demand.
Arthur Newman, which stars Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth and Emily Blunt, was released yesterday.
The movie follows a man (Firth) who, disappointed with his sub-par life, fakes his own death and assumes a new identity. While on the road, he meets a woman (Blunt) who is also fleeing from her own turmoil.
It's billed as a "cross-country odyssey of self-discovery and renewal."
According to the North Carolina Film Office, Arthur Newman shot for approximately 45 days in New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Duplin, Wake, Durham and Alamance counties.
Numbers from the NC Film Office show the production had a direct in-state spend of more than $6.8 million and hired more than 500 employees during production, including approximately 150 crew positions.
Arthur Newman made its debut at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.
There was a limited theatrical release, which included theaters in Wilmington.
Local actors Peter Jurasik and David Andrews are also in the film.
You can watch the trailer here.