Mississippi spectators run off with movie’s fake $100 bills

July 2, 2019 GMT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police chief is warning people in the town of Natchez not to spend money that actors are tossing around: The $100 bills are fake.

A movie called “Breaking News in Yuba County” is being shot in and around Natchez, and is due for release next year.

Natchez Chief Walter Armstrong tells WAPT-TV that actors threw dozens of bills out a window during filming Monday, and spectators ran off with some.

It will be easy to spot a fake because the back of each bill contains the phrase “It’s not the money, it’s the joke.”


Allison Janney, Mila Kunis and Regina Hall are starring in the movie. The director, Tate Taylor, lives near Natchez.