|Knoxville-filmed 'The Last Movie Star' dedicated to Lenoir City teen
killed in crash
Lenoir City teenager Hannah Eimers has been recognized with an "in loving memory" dedication during the ending credits of the new Burt Reynolds film, "The Last Movie Star," which she worked on as an intern in the months before her death.
The on-screen remembrance drew applause during a red carpet premiere at the Tennessee Theatre on Thursday night.
Much of the movie, formerly titled "Dog Years," was filmed in Knoxville during the summer of 2016, giving the multi-talented 17-year-old the opportunity to work on the set as an intern in the art department.
Hannah was killed in November the same year in a car crash along Interstate 75 in McMinn County.
"Hannah Eimers was the light of our Knoxville set," the film's director, Adam Rifkin, posted on Facebook. "The most hard working and most talented among us. In addition to the credit she worked so hard for, there was never a question that the movie would also be dedicated in her honor."