According to The Hickory Daily Record, Hildebran, NC will be one of the first filming locations for the The Hunger Games movie.
Henry River Mill village will be the site of filming for the movie “Artemis,” which is a working title for the book “The Hunger Games,” say locals who have been in contact with movie officials.
Filming will take place on Henry River Road, which is a main road running from Interstate 40 to the village and farther on to Advent Crossroads in Catawba County, will be closed at the village, said Doug McNeal, engineer for North Carolina Department of Transportation District 13. He said the portion of the road will close at 6 a.m. May 19 and open at 5 p.m. May 26.
But residents in the area also have been buzzing about the filming.
“People around here are kind of excited about it,” Town Clerk Ella Caudle said. She said those associated with the
film have been tight-lipped about it. Locals involved say movie officials asked them not to say anything about the filming.
Chuck Moseley, the retired director of community affairs for Valdese, said Advantage West, an economic development group based in Asheville, contacted him several months ago asking if he knew of any old mill villages. Moseley took Advantage West officials to several locations in Burke County, including Hildebran and Connelly Springs. Moseley said Henry River Mill village ended up being a perfect fit for what movie officials wanted.