Hollywood is coming back to North Carolina, and state leaders say that could mean millions of dollars for the local economy.
Gov. Beverly Perdue said Monday that the film "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" is slated to begin production in Wilmington this month.
The film stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Michael Caine and is being produced by New Line Cinema, a subsidiary of Warner Bros.
Production is expected to last five months, which Perdue says will mean hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars.
Earlier this year, Perdue signed a bill expanding tax breaks for film companies to help bring more productions to the state.
The state Revenue Department says movie and TV projects spent $148 million in 2008 in North Carolina, and $55 million in 2009.
Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.