Starting last Wednesday, film crews flooded into Macon County and closed down some streets in town for the filming of a movie garnering national buzz. Although the movie has no official title, it is being deemed “Loomis Fargo,” and is currently being filmed all over Western North Carolina. Before Franklin, the streets of Saluda, North Carolina hosted film crews.
The film’s location manager, Tom Parrish, contacted the Town of Franklin last week to inform them that letters had been sent out to residents around the Green Street area of Franklin informing them of the film’s production this week.
Newly hired Town Manager Summer Woodard confirmed Wednesday morning that both she and Mayor Bob Scott were informed that the movie would be shooting scenes in Franklin this week and would need the aid of Franklin Police Department to mark of streets during filming.
The film stars North Carolina native Zack Galifianakis, Kristen Wigg and Owen Wilson. The movie is based on the Loomis Fargo robbery in 1997 in Charlotte by an armored car driver.