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SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) – Southport is the setting for some scenes in HBO’s production of Martha and Mary. Film crews are expected to be shooting in the area this week.
According to a film permit, the production will start at East Bay Street Monday and Tuesday and then move to Trinity United Methodist Church Wednesday. The permit said filming is expected to take place all day.
The scene at Trinity UMC will involve a funeral, according to the permit. Lead actress Hilary Swank and actress Brenda Blethyn are expected to be in the scene.
The HBO movie is about two women trying to eradicate malaria. It’s directed by Phillip Noyce and will be shot in North Carolina and South Africa.
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