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Look out for more big movie trucks on the streets and cameras rolling down city sidewalks. Don’t play Will Forte in Donkey Kong. And watch out for the possible return of the mullet. Such is the state of filming in the Port City.
One Tree Hill begins filming its sixth season Wednesday, according to Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission. The CW drama left off last season with, among other things, Lucas asking a mystery woman over the phone to fly to Las Vegas and marry him. New episodes return in the fall.
But One Tree Hill isn’t the only production bustling around town. The independent feature film A Good Old Fashioned Orgy began shooting here May 27 and will continue through July 2.
The film comedy stars Lindsay Sloane (Sabrina, The Teenage Witch and Over Her Dead Body), Saturday Night Live members Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte, as well as Leslie Bibb (Iron Man), Martin Starr (Knocked Up and Freaks & Geeks) and Lake Bell, who played Dr. Laura Daughtery on Wilmington-made NBC series Surface.
Two of the actors were spotted at Blue Post Billiards recently. Bell was playing pool and, reportedly, Forte knocked one of the locals off the top scores on the Donkey Kong arcade game.
Meanwhile, locals are still waiting to hear if (or when) HBO series East Bound and Down will begin filming here.
Griffin said it looks like the show will come to Wilmington in the fall, but nothing is certain.
East Bound will be produced by Gary Sanchez Productions, which is partly owned by actor Will Ferrell. Another person listed as producer on the pilot, David Hartley, is no stranger to Wilmington. He’s lived here for some time and produced Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill.
East Bound is about a burned out major league ballplayer who returns to his hometown, the only job he can land is teaching PE at his old middle school.
Specifics on the story line are few, but when the pilot was filmed here in June 2007, a casting call was sent out for extras with mullet hair cuts.
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