Stargate star Beau Bridges has filmed a new movie for Family Movie Night sponsored by Procter & Gamble and Walmart. The movie is tentatively titled Home and Away and was shot in Wilmington, North Carolina.
A few articles about the locations used by the production have recently surfaced. One such article is from Star News Online, which states that Wilmington was selected for its “choices for small-town, middle-America locales along with a strong, experienced crew base and a solid tax incentive.” The movie “centers around an NFL player (Ryan McPartlin) who steps away from the game to return to his childhood home in North Carolina to be with family after his father (Beau Bridges) has a heart attack.”
Another article, published at Bonesville.net, talks about how the production took over East Carolina University’s strength and conditioning director Jeff Connors’ office to film some of the professional football scenes. Connors has a son, who is also named Beau, working on the production. He explained the plot in more depth: “Supposedly, it’s going to be about a coach who had two sons who played for him in high school. One went on to play in college, who was not expected to go on and play in college. The other did not because he had some sort of injury. The brothers became estranged and then, at some point, they were brought back together.”
Filming began May 23 and ended yesterday, June 17. It will premiere on September 3 as part of Family Movie Night, when “you can be confident that the programming on their screens will be fun and action-packed, without the worry of having to dive for the remote to change the channel when inappropriate ads or other content comes on.” Joe Flanigan starred in another of the series’ movies, Change of Plans, which premiered earlier this year. Fans can expect to see the DVD for the movie in Walmart stores soon after airing.