Friday, August 31, 2012

ATLwood: Peeta shops at Target

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 9:26 AM

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News

— The first signs (literally) of the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire have been spotted around town. Basically, most films will put up small yellow signs with arrows to help cast and crew figure out where exactly the shooting location is, and typically the signs use an acronym or code word instead of the full title. "GGX" is thought to be the code for Catching Fire, which seems to be filming under the faux title The Idiom.

— Olympic swimming champion Missy Franklin, who won 4 gold medals in London, is making a cameo in Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn's Atlanta-filmed movie The Internship. Cash in on that fame, girl!

— An update on Denzel Washington's Georgia-filmed Flight: it is set to close the New York Film Festival, and then open in theaters on November 2nd.

— Check out A&E's site for its series "Coma." Anything look familiar?

Sightings

— In other Hunger Games news, Josh Hutcherson (who plays Peeta) was spotted at the Target on North Druid Hills last Friday getting some household stuff to help him feel settled while filming here. Weirdly (?) quite a few celebrities have been seen in that area (next to my neighborhood, no less) when they are in town.

— David Cross was at Bone Lick BBQ Thursday night. I think I blue myself ...

— Over the weekend Vince Vaughn was spotted all over town, from Watershed to the Piedmont Farmer's market to the Chastain Horse Park (?). (Lots of question marks this week)

— Tuesdays night Owen Wilson dined at Holeman & Finch. By the way, if you didn't see this great graph Atlanta Magazine made on where the celebrities in ATL have chosen to eat, get on it!


Filming

— "The Walking Dead" filmed on Line Creek Road in Spalding County as well as off of Chastain Meadows Court in Kennesaw this past week. Next up it seems that filming will return to Griffin (the location of the Season Two episode "18 Miles Out"). In Griffin production is said to take place on a bridge on Line Creek Road (though don't bother heading that way yourself — onlookers will be actively discouraged because of potential spoilers).

— Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn's The Internship has been filming at the old Filene’s Basement on Oak Valley Road in Buckhead, as well as at the Brookhaven Active Adult Community.

— "The Vampire Diaries" has been (attempting) to film in the town square in Covington, but it's been postponed due to weather.

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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