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Movie shoot slows traffic on uptown streets

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2014/06/29/20/53/1qxEPL.Em.138.jpg|188
    By Mike Reader - mreader@charlotteobserver.com
    An unidentified actor (not Mickey Rourke) films a scene Sunday evening in this green Oldsmobile at Trade and Tryon streets.
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    By Mike Reader - mreader@charlotteobserver.com
    Crew and onlookers watch Sunday night's filming at Trade and Tryon streets.

Traffic was slowed in uptown Charlotte on Sunday as crews filmed a movie starring Mickey Rourke.

Tryon Street near the Square and the uptown branch of the public library were partially blocked for filming.

According to the movie tracking site nchollywood.com, the comedy-drama “Ashby” “follows the relationship between a high school student and a retired CIA assassin who only has months to live,” played by Rourke.

Sarah Silverman and Emma Roberts are also reportedly in the movie.

It was unclear whether any roads would be closed on Monday. Staff writer Mike Reader contributed.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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