Eastbound & Down production in MYR with Will Ferrell (update: NMB today/more pics)


Update 8/23 Part II: The Eastbound and Down folks shot most of the day at the same North Myrtle Beach location, shooting scenes until at least 7pm. 

When we were on the set on Monday, we overheard those in production talking about the hurricane and their worries of having to wrap up their current shoot early. They are also expected to shoot more in North Carolina in the coming days.

A few more photos sent to us via email are below.



Make sure to checkout our photos below from this past Monday!

Update 8/23: Word from our street team is that the production crew that was shooting all day at the Pelicans stadium yesterday has set up shop in North Myrtle Beach today. 

We don't want to give away the exact location and cause problems for the crew, but our source says they're around the 37th Avenue South and Atlantic Beach area. Could there be a Black Bike Week reference in there? We can only hope.


First Report 8/22Will Ferrell, Eastbound and Down producer and first season bad-guy is in town for filming of Eastbound's third season at BB&T field. 

We caught wind of Ferrell being in town via Twitter from @JeffrSmall:


So, of course we hopped in the car and headed down to the Pelicans home field. Upon arriving on the set, a van pulled up next to me and getting out of the van was Ferrell, wearing the famous Ashley Schaeffer wig. 

Luckily, I was just in time to watch what one worker said was a, "pretty big plot point in the season." Just looking at what was around, I could see spoilers all around....sorry...we agreed not to give away what we saw. 

We can say that some first season guests were on hand. There were motorcycles. Cool patches. Kenny Powers had a package with him. And the scene was pretty damn funny. 

We were able to snap some photos, but none of the scene itself. 


Ferrell, who may be a fixture around the state in the coming months while shooting Southern Rivals, a political comedy that will be directed by Jay Roach of Austin Powers fame and costar bearded, North Carolina native Zack Galifianakis. The film is currently in pre-production and has an August 2012 release date. 

[Editors note: Sorry, ladies, there were no Mcconaughey sightings.]

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