Did you know the John Krasinski film, The Hollars, was partially filmed right here in Brookhaven, Mississippi and premiered January 29th at the Sundance Film Festival?! Film representatives said Krasinski was looking for a small-town feel on screen and we can’t think of a more perfect city than Brookhaven! We’re so honored and thrilled to be featured in the film.
According to The Daily Leader’s article, The Hollars is a family comedy where the main character returns to his small hometown when his mother is diagnosed with a brain tumor. The film will feature Brookhaven’s very own King’s Daughters Medical Center and Janie’s Pastry Shop! The films large ensemble cast includes John Krasinski, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley Josh Groban, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Mary Kay Place. According to Entertainment Weekly, The Hollars was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics at the Sundance Film Festival. We are proud of our town and can’t wait to see it on the big screen! Keep your eye out for it in the next year or so.