According to online articles, the movie has received less than favorable reviews following a screening at Cannes Film Festival.
However, not since the filming of Bull Durham had the Bull City been more excited about a major motion picture.
"It's just like having rock stars in town. There are people calling us now because they're fans of Colin Firth," said Reyn Bowman with the Durham Visitors and Conventions Bureau back in April 2009. >"Production scouts love Durham."
The city is a favorite with Hollywood thanks to its rich architecture like old tobacco warehouses, mansions and other buildings that are eye candy for cinematographers. "Main Street," which is set in a sleepy southern town, was the city of Durham's 18th film.
Filming centered around several locations in the Bull City, including one of Durham's oldest antebellum style mansions near Liberty Street, police headquarters and the old courthouse.
"Main Street," is a screenplay written by Horton Foote, who died a month before filming began. He allegedly wrote it after a visit to Durham several years before filming began.