- The comedy starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, Steve Carell, John C. Reilly and a whole bunch of other people was on the Westside this week, where the Olympic Flame diner on Marietta Boulevard was transformed into Whammy's Chicken (click link for pic).
- According to @olv, production has also taken place at Atlantic Station, 1155 Peachtree Street, a house near Irwin Street & Krog Street, the Silver Skillet Restaurant, 1080 Brady Avenue, and at Northside Tavern (where Will Ferrell was also seen hanging out). Phew!
- Production crews have also been seen on Valley Road from Habersham to Tuxedo Road through Wednesday, filming at a $15 million mansion, as well as on Emory's Briarcliff campus.
- The crew may also be filming an ice rink scene in the Peachtree Center plaza area this weekend, probably Friday through Monday. They will also likely be in Inman Park this weekend under the working title "Teaching Manheim."
News and Events
- Ready for some red carpet? You are all involved to join E! Online and other media outlets at the red carpet screening of Tyler Perry's Temptation Saturday, March 16 at 5 p.m. at AMC Parkway Pointe. Those in attendance might be chosen to view the movie with the stars present, such as Tyler Perry, Kim Kardashian, Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Lance Gross, and "some surprise guests." If you check it out, please report back!
- John Gatins, who penned the Denzel Washington Oscar-nominated movie Flight that filmed here last year, will be back soon with Need For Speed, starring Aaron Paul, Rami Malek and Michael Keaton. Filming is reported to start in Macon at the end of this month.
- More RHOA news: "Bravo's Andy Cohen is here to film a 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' reunion special at the Biltmore hotel. So far NeNe Leakes is the only Housewife who's been spotted there. Maybe they're interviewing the ladies separately, seeing how one Housewife is now suing another." Hey, at least they're not suing Tamara Tattles anymore (specifically, Sheree).
- According to the AJC, "Miss Lawrence and Derek J, two local hairdressers seen regularly on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta,' are being given a test run of sorts for a three-part series called 'Fashion Queens' on Bravo."
- John Stamos will reportedly feature briefly in the upcoming season of USA's "Necessary Roughness," which shoots at EUE Screen Gems and should start filming this summer.
- Some vintage ATLwood: Atlanta Time Machine (which is a very cool site) has some comparison shots of locations from the original "Dukes of Hazard," which filmed here back in the day, and what those same parts of town look like now.
- Prisoners, staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman, filmed at Phillips Road in Redan this week. Back in town, they will be at the Atlanta Medical Center from March 19 through 22.
- Dying for some "Walking Dead" pics? Check out some location photos snapped in Grantville.
- The TLC biopic filmed this week at the Renaissance Hotel on West Peachtree.
- The ABC pilot "The Returned" starring Omar Epps started filming on Wednesday.
- Susan Lucci has been spotted all around town; she's here filming the new Lifetime series "Devious Maids."
Have any tips? Sightings? Encounters? Pictures? Filming news? We need 'em! 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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