Friday, August 8, 2014

ATLwood: 'Red Band Society' returns to the High

Posted By on Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Filming Updates:
>> "The Walking Dead" is back in Newnan, per reports, but it recently returned to Atlanta after a previous stint at its home base in Senoia, Ga. Anyway. Here's photos of Norman Reedus looking dirty.

>> We know almost nothing about the Ride Along sequel and very little about where/why the film is shooting around the city. But we know this: Kevin Hart wears some very noisy pants. Also: Diana S., one of my most favorite local film bloggers, says RA2 has been filming around the Gold Dome; while OLV says they filmed overnight at Hunt Plaza.

>> Dr. Drew Pinsky is shooting a "special taping" of his HLN show at Turner Field today.

>> I'm told "Red Band Society" filmed at the High again, this time at Table 1280 on Monday, and Tuesday at the Woodruff Arts Center's Memorial Arts building.

>> Triple Nine filmed around Marietta Street.

>> Ant-Man begins principal photography at Pinewood Studios next week and Marvel execs say, despite the sea change from Edgar Wright to Peyton Reed, that the film is "headed in the right direction."

>> Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray were seen at both Chops and Whiskey Blue last weekend; and St. Cecilia before that. The latter "kept his arm" around the former.

>> Sharp-eyed spies say Ice-T was in Atlantic Station earlier this week to see Get On Up.

>> Ant-Man is casting for a multitude of roles — scientists, businesspeople, military, and "ravers." Send a headshot, waist-up shot, and a full body shot here.

>> Bolden! needs bearded men for work early next week. The beard's gotta be well-groomed and "FULL." And you have to be 5'8-5'11 and a size 30-36. Send photos and info to with "Bearded" in the subject line.

Deals & Payoffs:
>> "Former Atlanta rap star" Diamond forewent a spot on VH1's "Love and Hip Hop" for Oxygen's new "Sisterhood of Hip Hop." Here's why.

>> Richard Blais was back on TV for the start of "Top Chef Duels" earlier this week. Just read this before you watch the episode.

>> "RHOA" villain Porsha Williams will now host "Dish Nation," a "syndicated pop culture show" which films at Rickey Smiley's studios downtown.

>> Before you do anything else you should read our double Q&A with Let's Be Cops stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson, who were here for the filming last year. One nugget, without context: "I loved it. It's very hot, very moist in the summer. So when we're playing cops in these outfits, it's very sweaty, there's some rashes where they shouldn't be."

>> There is a rumor that Tyler Perry's bid to purchase part of Fort McPherson is being resolved ... right now! (Well, 11 a.m. Friday.)

>> "Atlanta has too much going on," says a film worker who chose to go to Norcross.

>> Woody Harrelson had a birthday recently, and apparently spent it at Peter Bahouth's house, and also got a Pylon CD as a gift from the band's drummer Curtis Crowe. What a time to be alive.

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

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