Robbinsville has a history as a destination for Hollywood movies, with classics like The Fugitive and Nell starring Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster and Liam Neeson.
Now a new film is in pre-production. Flight of the Cardinal will begin filming in early 2010.
"Cardinal" is a psychological thriller shot entirely on location at Blue Waters Mountain Lodge on Lake Santeetlah in Robbinsville. The script’s hero Grady Wilson, a self-exiled former actor and player battles for his sanity and life against a conniving young villain named Beetle. Flight of the Cardinal addresses the philosophy that if a man is to be his best, he must first examine the worst. One enthusiastic critic described it as "Gaslight meets The Shining".
Currently producers are finalizing the details and are seeking a handful of motivated and talented actors and crew members to join the production.
Mike Stewart, owner of Blue Waters Mountain Lodge said "It is a very exciting thing to have coming to town; Graham County's beauty continues to attract national acclaim. ".