Future now unclear for Franco movie filming in NC

Jun. 28, 2013 @ 08:01 PM

The future of a new James Franco movie scheduled to begin filming in Winston-Salem appears to be in doubt after a casting call was canceled.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/11M0oEi) that Phil Newsome of Altair Casting and Production Services LLC in Winston-Salem sent an email message saying there would be no auditions and no filming for "The Garden of Last Days." No other details were available.

While a message on an answering machine at the casting agency urged callers to show up on Sunday, a link on the website said "The movie has been pulled." A phone call seeking additional comment wasn't immediately returned Thursday.

Altair was to hold an open casting call Sunday for the film, which was scheduled to be shot in the Winston-Salem area starting July 10.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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