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Friday, August 10, 2012

ATLwood: The final word on the Hunger Games filming here is ...

CBGB star Alan Rickman was at Leopolds Ice Cream in Savannah via ‏‪@gafmde‬
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  • "'CBGB' star Alan Rickman was at Leopold's Ice Cream in Savannah" via ‏‪@gafmde‬

NEWS

— Remember that Clint Eastwood movie co-starring Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams that filmed here awhile back, Trouble With The Curve? Warner Bros. has moved up the start date to late September, and the trailer is out now. Looks decent - might this start a trend of decent films made here?

— Also, check out a sneak peak at photos from the upcoming comedy Parental Guidance, starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, also filmed in Georgia.

And don't forget that Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green, starring Jennifer Garner, is another ATLwood production (I love that these are finally paying off) — check out the trailer and a story from the set.

— Finally, "The Walking Dead" has launched it's own game on Facebook (created by Georgia-based independent game studio Eyes Wide Games). It's currently in closed beta testing, but you can sign up for a notification when it officially launches.

STAR SIGHTINGS

— The ‏‪Hipster Gardener‬ on Twitter reported seeing Owen Wilson in Decatur this week (at No. 246?), and said "he sounds just like Owen Wilson. JUST LIKE YOU THINK HE WOULD."

— According to @AJCBuzz, "Want to spot Vince Vaughn and/or Owen Wilson while they're here filming The Internship? Just go hang at The Optimist. They'll show up sooner or later."

Ben Stiller recently spoke to Jimmy Kimmel about playing ping pong (remember?) at Sister Louisa's Church when he was here filming The Watch.

FILMING

The Hunger Games news you are scrolling through this post for:
This week, Josh Hutcherson called in On Air With Ryan Seacrest and mentioned: “I’ve been training for about the last month or so now and I head out in about two weeks to go down to Atlanta to start shooting. It’s not quite intense as the first round that I did last year, but it’s just basically getting in good shape. We’re pretty much wearing these body suits the entire time, so one would like be in good shape to wear a spandex neoprene body suit for an entire movie.” SO YES, FILMING HERE CONFIRMED! ... And Hutcherson in spandex!

— In other news, I think ‪@emhig‬ put it best regarding another film headed here soon: "Scary Movie 5 will be filming in Atlanta. That means Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen will probably be in Atlanta. Are we, as a city, prepared?"

The Internship, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, is filming around Georgia Tech. In fact, they've turned parts of it into the GooglePlex. There are pictures from the set online but I can't link to them or someone from Fox will probably have me killed. Maybe use Google to find them ... ? #irony

— "The Vampire Diaries" has been busy filming at 3217 Mill St NE Convington as well as in Decatur (for a high school house party scene).


CASTING CALLS

— First a small plug - remember to follow ‪@gafmde‬ on Twitter for up to the minute casting updates. They are on it!

— Casting notice for Catching Fire calls for extremely thin people and those with "weathered" faces and bad teeth.

— The feature film Breacher starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is looking to fill crew positions. Email resume/cover letter: Breacher2012@gmail.com.

— Haunted homes/businesses wanted for popular SYFY TV show — Email city/state, name, description, phone # & photos to helpthehaunted@gmail.com.

The Internship, filming at Georgia Tech, needs lots of extras (particularly "nerds" - are they having trouble finding some?) Email Internsatl@gmail.com for more information.

Have any tips? Sightings? Encounters? Pictures? Filming news? We need 'em! Especially during this slow summer season. Drop me a line: ATLwood@cln.com or send me a tweet @keeneTV (don't forget to use the hashtag #ATLwood)!

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