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Fall 2014 Movie Preview

We round up some of the most anticipated movies for fall, all filmed in the South, and starring big names like Jeff Daniels, Nicolas Cage, Michelle Monaghan, Jennifer Lawrence and Oprah Winfrey. 


The Identical
Directed by Dustin Marcellino
Filmed in Tennessee
Starring Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Amanda Crew, Seth Green and Danny Woodburn
Release Date: September 5

Twin brothers both with amazing musical talent are separated at birth. One rises to become a rock ‘n’ roll star while the other struggles to please his father and his love of music.


The Remaining
Directed by Casey La Scala
Filmed in North Carolina
Starring Johnny Pacar, Shaun Sipos, Bryan Dechart and Alexa PenaVega
Release Date: September 5

Friends gather for a wedding when biblical apocalyptic events force them to decide between redemption or just plain survival.


Directed by Leigh Janiak
Filmed in North Carolina
Starring Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber and Hanna Brown
Release Date: September 12

Newlyweds struggle through their honeymoon that slowly descends into chaos.


No Good Deed
Directed by Sam Miller
Filmed in Georgia
Starring Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Lesli Bibb, Kate del Castillo and Henry Simmons
Release Date: September 12

An escaped convict terrorizes a mother and her two children as they fight for their survival.


The Maze Runner
Directed by Wes Ball
Filmed in Louisiana
Starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter and Patricia Clarkson
Release Date: September 19

Thomas wakes up in an enclosed environment with 60 other boys. He soon discovers he is inside a maze and has become part of the “runners” who must try to escape.


Directed by Kevin Smith
Filmed in North Carolina
Starring Genesis Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment, Harley Quinn Smith, Justin Long and Michael Parks
Release Date: September 19

A man is tortured into becoming a walrus in this horror flick by the man responsible for creating Jay and Silent Bob.


Gone Girl 
Directed by David Fincher
Filmed in Missouri
Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris
Release Date: October 3

The screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s hit novel is finally here, with Ben Affleck taking on the role of distraught husband Nick Dunne who is suspected of murdering his wife Amy.


Left Behind
Directed by Vic Armstrong
Filmed in Louisiana
Starring Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Nicky Whelan, Lea Thompson and Cassi Thomson
Release Date: October 3

After millions of people suddenly vanish, a small group must survive in a new chaotic and destructive world.


Directed by Billie Woodruff
Filmed in Georgia
Starring Kat Graham, William Levy, Boris Kodjoe, Sharon Leal and Tasha Smith
Release Date: October 10

A wife’s adultery threatens to ruin her and her family.


The Best of Me
Directed by Michael Hoffman
Filmed in Louisiana
Starring Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden and Luke Bracey
Release Date: October 17

High school sweethearts are reunited when they return to their hometown in the latest book to film by Nicholas Sparks.


Directed by Josh Hasty
Filmed in North Carolina
Starring Frank J. Aard, Joan Schuermeyer, Samantha Mills, Kenny Caperton and Madge Maril
Release Date: October 18

A college student celebrates her birthday on Halloween by going to a party, while a mysterious stranger watches over her as she succumbs to hallucinations and attempts to survive the night. (See the film October 18 at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, North Carolina, where most of it was filmed and also at a drive-in screening November 1 in Henderson, North Carolina.)


Directed by Kevin Greutert
Filmed in North Carolina
Starring Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, Joelle Carter, David Andrews and Amber Stevens
Release Date: November 7

Wheelchair-bound Jessabelle returns home to Louisiana after a horrible car accident and faces a long-tormented spirit in this thriller by the director of “Saw” and “The Strangers.”


Dumb and Dumber To
Directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly
Filmed in Georgia
Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden and Kathleen Turner
Release Date: November 14

Twenty years after their first adventure, Harry and Lloyd set out looking for one of their children in hopes of getting a kidney.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Filmed partly in Georgia
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Release Date: November 21

The beginning of the final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, where Katniss steps up and takes her role as the symbol of the rebellion.


Directed by Ava DuVernay
Filmed in Georgia
Starring Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Wilkinson, David Oyeowo and Oprah Winfrey
Release Date: December 25

A movie following Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Civil Rights Movement.



Smothered smothered
Directed by John Schneider
Filmed in Louisiana
Starring Kane Hodder, R.A. Mihailoff, Bill Moseley, Dane Rhodes, Malcolm Danare, Don Shanks and Brea Grant
Release Date: December 2014

Five iconic horror stars, including Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and Michael Myers, team up to haunt a trailer park in this cult comedy.


Coming Soon:

i saw the light
I Saw the Light

Directed by Marc Abraham
Filming begins in Louisiana in October
Starring Tom Hiddleston
Release Date: 2015

A biography of Hank Williams, with veteran producer Marc Abraham directing from his own script, based on the 1994 book Hank Williams: The Biography.

The Fantastic Four
Directed by Josh Trank
Filming in Louisiana
Starring Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Toby Kebbell, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan and Tim Blake Nelson
Release Date: March 6, 2015

A reboot of the Fantastic Four movies centered on four astronauts who gain superpowers after cosmic radiation exposure.

Pitch Perfect 2Pitch PErfect 2
Directed by Elizabeth Banks
Filming in Louisiana
Starring Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfield and Anna Camp
Release Date: May 15, 2015

A sequel to the 2012 musical comedy filmed in part at Louisiana State University.

Jurassic World
Directed by Colin Trevorrow
Filmed in Louisiana and Hawaii
Starring Chris Pratt, Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D’Onofrio
Release Date: June 12, 2015

The fourth movie in the Jurassic series, with Michael Crichton as a writer and BD Wong as the only returning cast member.

Terminator: Genisys
Directed by Alan Taylor
Filming in Louisiana and California
Starring Emilia Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith and Jason Clarke
Release Date: July 1, 2015

The newest edition to the Terminator series after a 12-year hiatus with James Cameron as a writer.

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