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Movie "Devotion" filmed in Statesboro opens at AMC Statesboro Nov. 22

The national release date for the movie "Devotion" is Nov. 23. Statesboro citizens get to preview it on Nov. 22
Devotion movie poster with stars Jonathan Majors (R) and Glen Powell (L) Credit: Sony Pictures

In March of last year producers for Devotion a Sony Pictures movie transformed the Statesboro-Bulloch Airport into a major movie production set.

Movie construction and set design crews constructed a replica of a Korean War era aircraft carrier and brought in some vintage Corsairs airplanes for the filming.

The set was built on an active runway that was temporarily deactivated with FAA approval for the movie filming at the airport. A second dead runway was used to park equipment. That runway was also later leased by the Georgia ports for container storage.

There were star sightings on set and in Statesboro of the movies cast members and stars including Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Cristina Jackson, Thomas Sadoski and Joe Jonas.

Many residents of Statesboro and Bulloch County had the opportunity be be extras in the movie while it was being filmed here.

Tickets on sale now

The national release of the movie is Wednesday, November 23. However, area AMC theaters are selling tickets now for Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

You can purchase at AMC Classic Statesboro 12 by clicking here.

Synopsis of Devotion

From the Sony Pictures website: Devotion, an aerial war epic based on the bestselling book of the same name, tells the inspirational true story of two elite US Navy fighter pilots who helped turn the tide in the most brutal battle in the Korean War: Jesse Brown, the first Black aviator in Navy history and his fellow fighter pilot and friend, Tom Hudner. Their heroic sacrifices and enduring friendship would ultimately make them the Navy's most celebrated wingmen.

Below are a couple of stories from Grice Connect during the filming in Statesboro.