Burt Reynolds to Shoot Movie in Oconee Co., SC

By Chad Dorsett, WSNW Radio, Seneca

Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds is headed back to the region to shoot another movie.

Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander announced last week that Reynolds is headed to Oconee County, South Carolina later this month to star in a movie filming across Oconee County.

Alexander announced the legendary actor is part of the cast of “Elbow Grease”, which starts filming on September 30th.

According to Alexander, a number of Oconee County locations have been selected as the backdrop for scenes in the movie.

He added that one of the major set pieces will take place on Ram Cat Alley in downtown Seneca as movie producers plan to shoot a fictitious street festival complete with vendor booths and a music stage.

The film is expected to shoot at locations across the county for 60 to 90 days.

For Reynolds, it is a return to the region where his Hollywood career took off 40 years ago with the filming of the classic “Deliverance” on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River on the Georgia-South Carolina state line.