FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — Hollywood is headed back to the Gulf Coast. A new film is being shot in Fairhope.

The working title of the film is “The Friend” and production is set to begin February 19th.  It is based on an essay written by Matthew Teague.  All of the events happened in Fairhope a couple of years ago when Teague’s wife was diagnosed and later passed away from ovarian cancer.  A friend dropped everything to help Teague through the whole ordeal.

The cast includes Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel, who has already reportedly been spotted in Fairhope and around the Eastern Shore.
 

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