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Movie Crew Shoots Road Scenes in Asheville

Movie stars continue to be scene stealers in Downtown Asheville this week.   

"Here's a picture of the stars Zach and Kristen," says Paula Apostolopoulos, co-owner of Mediterranean Restaurant.
   
Last night, Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig of "Untitled Armored Car" were spotted at a fake a.t.m. near the very real Asheville eatery. Dusty Allison posted a photo of the two on Instagram.

"Yes right in front of the med!" says Paula, showing us pictures of the armored car outside the restaurant Tuesday night. Unfortunately the crew asked to take the sign down during the shoot. "Which was kind of disappointing," she laments. "Because I thought the Med sign would be on the new movie ha ha."

After wrapping up downtown shoots Wednesday, Hollywood went Broadway, as in Broadway Street.               
   
Accompanied by Asheville Police, a rolling camera rig went east and west on the street.

"We just saw the convoy going by. Shooting for the film I assume," says Tammy Wyatt of Asheville.

There were two men positioned in the back of that truck, getting shots of the armored car on the route. There were more road blocks in the River Arts District, where other road scenes were shot on Riverside.
   
And while they've packed up at Pack Square, the crew has still a few weeks of shooting left here in the mountains.

They'll wrap up here in WNC on August 18th. From there, the crew continues shooting the film in Puerto Rico.

"It was pretty exciting Asheville is the new Hollywood," says Apostolopoulos.

By: John Le
Follow John on Twitter @AbsoluteLe

 



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