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Friday, April 5, 2013

ATLwood: Reese Witherspoon back in town for "The Good Lie"

Sightings

- Reese Witherspoon is back in town - she was here last year filming The Devil's Knot. This time she's here for The Good Lie, based on a true story about a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins the lottery and comes to the United States. Reese has been spotted at Bocado and Yeah! Burger in West Midtown (having, I am told, a bunless burger with a kale salad on the side).

- In more lifestyles of the rich and famous, David Koechner, here filming Anchorman 2, was at Ri Ra Irish Pub Wednesday night.

- Want to know what Conan O'Brien has been up to since he arrived in ATL? AJC's Buzz has the scoop, including a pic of Coco at Antico. Conan also donned a Matty Ice jersey!


Filming

- Here are a couple of pictures of Will Ferrell as Ron Burgandy in Anchorman 2. The production has been all over town, from Inman Park to Buckhead, even giving downtown an ice rink and filming at Piedmont Park.

- Burt Reynolds, Terri Vaughn ("The Steve Harvey Show"), and Cassi Davis ("Tyler Perry's House of Payne") are filming Hamlet and Hutch in Cartersville. Today they are filming at the Grand Theater in downtown Cartersville with more than 300 extras. The production will continue filming in and around Atlanta until April 13.

- The new series "Surgeon General" is filming in Peachtree City and at St. Joseph's here in Atlanta on Thursday.

- Another new series, "Halt and Catch Fire," is filming its pilot episode in Hiram from April 15-29. The series features "Pushing Daisies"' Lee Pace (swoon!)

- Though "The Walking Dead" finale was only last week, the new season will start filming May 6 in Senoia.

- "Being Mary Jane" continues to film around Spring and Peachtree (which is their base camp).


News and Casting

- Good news: BET has renewed three of its Atlanta-based series: "Sunday Best," "Let's Stay Together" and "The Game."

- More good news: Pinewood Studios is coming to Georgia (in Fayette County). Big news for the future of ATLwood!

- Casting Call: The Good Lie, starring Reese Witherspoon, is seeking extras. Click here for specifics and submission info.

- I'd also like to give a shout to ATLwood friend @PeachyScoop, purveyor of great daily filming info!

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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