A new film will be shot in Beaufort this fall.
The project, “Basement Bob,” was announced at the Beaufort International Film Festival’s opening reception on Wednesday.
The movie is about a man named Bob who lives in his ex-wife’s basement, “but when she decides to sell the house, Bob will go to every ridiculous extreme to keep from losing her forever,” the film’s website says.
Pre-production, production and post-production will all take place in Beaufort.
“It will not only showcase the beauty and uniqueness of Beaufort, SC, but the town itself will be like a character riding shotgun on Bob’s wild ride,” the website states.
Beaufort International Film Festival alums Gary Weeks and V.W. Scheich will co-direct the film.
Weeks was at the film festival last year and acted in the short “Bet on Red.” He also had a role in this year’s short, “Lovesick Lonnie.”
V.W. Scheich is a production coordinator with film credits including “Superbad” and “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.”
“Basement Bob” is the first feature to shoot in Beaufort in more than 15 years. The last film was 2000’s “The Legend of Bagger Vance” starring Will Smith and Matt Damon.
More updates to follow.