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Doleac's production company, Historia Films, has put together a terrific cast for the movie. (Photo source: WLOX) Doleac's production company, Historia Films, has put together a terrific cast for the movie. (Photo source: WLOX)
This is proof that Mississippi is getting attention from the film industry. (Photo source: WLOX) This is proof that Mississippi is getting attention from the film industry. (Photo source: WLOX)
"The Hollow" is a murder mystery set in a fictional Mississippi town. (Photo source: WLOX) "The Hollow" is a murder mystery set in a fictional Mississippi town. (Photo source: WLOX)
HATTIESBURG, MS (WLOX) -

Mississippi filmmaker Miles Doleac has teamed up with Lisa Bruce, who produced the Oscar nominated film "The Theory of Everything," on a movie being shot in and around Hattiesburg.

Bruce is the Executive Producer of the film "The Hollow," written and directed by Doleac. "The Hollow" is a murder mystery set in a fictional Mississippi town.

"It revolves around the death of a congressman's daughter who is passing through town and is murdered in a drug deal gone bad. The FBI comes into our Mississippi town," said Doleac, who also has an acting role in the project.

Doleac's production company, Historia Films, has put together a terrific cast for the movie. Veteran actor William Sadler has worked with Doleac in the past. He has enjoyed the unique locations used in "The Hollow."

"There are either beautiful and grand old homes or backwoods, swampy places. It's gorgeous," Sadler said.

Well known actor William Forsythe signed on for "The Hollow." While he has worked on big projects, he gets a kick out of being part of more intimate films outside of the Hollywood culture.

"I like the environment. I like the people. As for doing these independent films, it feels fresh. I enjoy it," said Forsythe.

This is proof that Mississippi is getting attention from the film industry.

Mark Ryland, originally from the Magnolia State, came home from Los Angeles to act as producer for “The Hollow.” He says the state benefits from a growing movie presence.

"On this production, we have nearly 100 people when you add up cast and crew. We eat in local restaurants and stay in hotels. The economic impact is huge," said Ryland.

Doleac's last film, "The Historian," received critical acclaim. He has high hopes for "The Hollow."

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