Nicholas Sparks movie adaptation filming in region

Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 12:18 PM.

Some of the cars featured in Tuesday’s scene were contributed by local residents who responded to Tim Walters’request for classic cars made between the 1930s and 1940s. Walters is the film’s picture car coordinator. The production is still looking for cars (they can be restored but not customized) to appear in future period scenes.

To submit a car, email or call 910-444-2896.

“The Longest Ride,” directed by George Tillman Jr., is scheduled to hit theaters April 3.



This July, a few days at the rodeo could mean helping out a local charity.

“The Longest Ride” features a character, played by Scott Eastwood, who is a competitive bullrider. For four days of upcoming rodeo-set scenes, Marty Siu Casting is looking for up to 1,000 local residents per day to fill the bleachers. Three days of filming will be done in Jacksonville and one day will be done in Winston-Salem.

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