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Friday, September 13, 2013

ATLwood: Are you skinny enough to be in 'The Hunger Games'?

Posted By on Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Filming Updates:
- Lifetime's HR, starring Alicia Silverstone and produced by Darren Star, is en route. This will make three projects for the network in Atlanta, following Drop Dead Diva and Devious Maids.
- Jim Carrey has a message for you, America, about the filming of Dumb and Dumber To, which is setting up in Grantville. (Jennifer Brett was on/near set.)
- NBC's Million Second Quiz, which has so - too - many rules, now has a new contestant: Atlanta's CJ Hilliard, who qualified as a "line jumper" to make it to primetime for this past Wednesday's episode. "Does Ryan Seacrest host this one, too?" Well, he does.
- Production on The Walking Dead shut down early after an extra was hit by a vehicle last Friday, a source told Rodney Ho, though the person will recover.
- Wondering what the set of The Originals looks like? Wonder no longer.
- Sundance's The Red Road filmed on Keene Street in Kennesaw and in Acworth.
- Single Ladies filmed on Spring Street.
- Fast & Furious 7 filmed at Oakland Cemetery, which sounds awful, actually. It will reportedly move to Luckie Street on Monday. (Separately, there's a Brazilian Facebook page floating around that has a bunch of on-set photos that are also kind of janky.) (Also, Tyrese Gibson would like to speak with you.)
- HBO's new project from Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle shot downtown, including near CNN, and in Virginia-Highland.

Sighting:
- Weird: Gucci Mane was spotted out without an entourage. Weirder: He was spotted at Lenox Mall.
- ICYMI, Mumford & Sons were at The Clermont earlier this week and then got thrown out of The Clermont earlier this week, reportedly for not putting away their phones.

Castings:
- That HBO project needs extras, like, all the time.
- The Hunger Games needs "severely thin" types of all ethnicities and genders. You're probably going to be playing a member of the oppressed. More info here.

Deals:
- Esquire (the magazine) has had a deal in place with NBCUniversal for a while to take over G4, the gaming network, and make it over as Esquire (the network). That deal took a surprising left turn with this week's news that Esquire will instead cannibalize the Style Network come Sept. 23. This means the end of Big Rich Atlanta.

Miscellany:
- David Koechner, of The Office and Anchorman and a lot else, is back in town this weekend for a set of stand-up shows at The Punchline. For a primer, click over to my chat with him from earlier this week.
- Lawrenceville native slash So You Think You Can Dance finalist Jasmine Harper did not turn out to also be the next So You Think You Can Dance winner. Take heart, Harper-ites: She'll still be performing on the tour.

Have any tips? Sightings? Encounters? Pictures? Filming news? We need 'em! Drop me a line: adamacarlson@gmail.com; or send me a tweet @acarlson91 (don't forget to use the hashtag #ATLwood).

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