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ATL Celeb Sightings: Zoe Saldana & Chris Pratt At Two Urban Licks

ATL Celeb Sightings: Zoe Saldana & Chris Pratt At Two Urban Licks

DAVI’S ATL CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

People are starting to camp out at Pinewood Studios in Fayetteville. Keep your eyes peeled for Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Kurt Russell & Karen Gillan.

Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and Kurt Russell enjoyed dinner at Two Urban Licks last weekend.

Sylvester Stallone was caught heading to the set of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Stallone, 69, was spotted leaving Four Seasons Hotel where the movie’s cast stays. “The Creed” star then got into a car usually assigned to Chris Pratt, the star of the movie. He took a selfie and Instagram video at High Museum of Art in front of contemporary artist Borna Sammak’s works. He must be a fan of that artist from Brooklyn.

No official announcement has been made on whether Stallone is in the movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is now hiring photo doubles and CREW to work on the new Marvel movie. Casting directors are looking for female actresses and experienced stand-ins to work as a photo double for one of the leading actresses in the upcoming GOTG2 movie.

Greenleaf

Production signs say : GL
This week, I spotted GL production signs on Flat Shoals in Decatur. Those production sings are for Greenleaf, which is filming here starring Oprah Winfrey.

“She and a group of friends popped into South City Kitchen Midtown, one of visiting celebs’ favorite spots for Southern delicacies. As a Weight Watchers pitchwoman and part owner Oprah is all about making smart dining decisions, and the market fish entrée was a delicious, healthy choice.” – AJC

Casting directors are looking for extras to EAT BBQ, play volunteers at a community center, church goers, court room attendants, and homeless people.

Oprah posted a Sneak Peak! Here à https://www.facebook.com/oprahwinfrey/videos/10154042216272220/

About Greenleaf:

GreenLeaf is set in Memphis, but hey; Georgia sure looks the same. Greenleaf is “described as the center of the community for the thousands of predominantly African-American members who attend services there. But beneath its steeple lies a den of iniquity — greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values.”

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Production signs say : TYP
Directed by Jason Hall, it stars Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole and Scott Haze. Also rumored to include Amy Schumer! Most of the cast was spotted cheering on the ATL Hawks at the game a few weeks ago. Last week we saw Miles Teller and Jessica Szohr eating and drinking at Barcelona Wine Bar in Inman Park.

Thank You For Your Service has been seen filming in Gainesville, Fayetteville, Powder Springs & Marietta, GA – filming at the Waffle House on Sandy Plains Road!
This week I got the scoop from Bert Show listeners in Acworth!

“They are filming a scene all day for the movie “Thank you for your Service” by Lake Allatoona (Harbor Town Marina) off Galts Ferry Rd in Acworth. I live nearby and saw all the signs go up today. From what I’ve heard, they are filming a scene that revolves around a family gathering in a trailer by the lake that encounters a tornado.” – HUGE thanks to Jeremy Cash for the mail!

TYP has a need/ Casting call for Soldiers!

About Thank You For Your Service

A look at how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects American servicemen and women returning home from war.

BABY DRIVER

Production signs say : ALMIRA & MILES
Rose Locke Casting is now casting background extras to work on the new movie Baby Driver. The movie features Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, Jon Bernthal and Eiza González.
They were filming at a former bank branch on Ashford Dunwoody Road near Perimeter Mall. They turned the old SunTrust bank into a “Perimeter Trust Bank” and you could hear simulated gunshots cut through the air throughout the day on March 17th, 18th, and finishing shots on Monday the 21st.

PhotographerX ‏@phographerX Mar 25
@olv BabyDriver filming Saturday morning freedom pky and blvd. Jamie foxx, RHCP Flea and AnselElgort all on set. Big chase scene.

Now you can spot them in Downtown Atlanta in a building they turned into a Police Station. Chase scenes usually end at a Police Station… especially if you get caught speeding on Freedom Parkway. Yikes!

Casting directors are looking for extras to play “rough urban types,” upscale restaurant patrons, and mall patrons.

Jamie Foxx is here! He’s been the subject of ever-growing rumours about a possible relationship with Katie Holmes, thanks in part to the gold bands both stars wear on their engagement fingers. But on Friday Jamie Foxx turned up on the set of Baby Driver in Atlanta, Georgia, without that tell-tale ring.

Co-star Jon Hamm was also ready to go as he was seen dressed in his ‘bad boy’ costume with the tattoo on his neck visible. Jon Hamm and Lily James were spotted at Atlanta Station enjoying the new Cirque show “Kurios” last week. Here is a pic from AJC blogger Jennifer Brett:

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Kevin Spacey has been spotted eating at Two Urban Licks and Parrish in Inman Park area. Over the weekend he was at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta cracking jokes to the patients. They learned he has a dog named Boston, used to drive a 1968 VW Bug, and his favorite color is blue.

About Baby Driver:

Baby Driver centers around a young getaway driver who gets forced into driving for a crime boss and sucked into a doomed bank job.

Stranger Things*

Production signs say: ST
*WRAPPED*
Netflix’s new TV series Stranger Things, featuring Winona Ryder and David Harbour, was filming in the woods in Stockbridge and near the Briarcliff campus.

Winona Ryder got back into character on the set of the upcoming Netflix series Stranger Things this week. The 44-year-old actress was pictured wearing an auburn wig as cameras rolled in a wooded setting in Stockbridge, Georgia.

“The eight-episode series will follow the actress as Joyce, as a working-class single mother whose young son disappears in 1980s Indiana.
1980s look: The 44-year-old actress sported a red wig as she got into character in a wooded area. Ryder sported period garb consisting of brown corduroys a green sweater and shirt over the top which appeared to be some kind of uniform with her name tag.” – http://www.dailymail.co.uk

The show – which will debut on the streaming service on July 15.

Casting directors are looking for extras to play Military police, firemen, townspeople, doctors, and featured roles.

About Netflix’s Stranger Things:

In the Netflix series Stranger Things, a family and town are rocked after a 12-year-old boy, Will (Schnapp), goes missing. His mother, Joyce (Ryder), siblings (Dyer and Heaton), and friends continue to seek answers, along with the town’s chief of police (Harbour). Will’s best friend, Mike (Wolfhard), is particularly determined to save his friend, and along the way, he encounters a girl with special abilities (Brown) and gets help from Dustin (Matarazzo) and Lucas (McLaughlin). Supernatural forces come into play as a mystery involving top-secret experiments unravels.

ALL EYEZ ON ME*

Production signs say: AEOM
*WRAPPED*
This film wrapped in Kennesaw & at the Cobb County McCollum Airport about 3 weeks ago. Now in post production. If you’re a Walking Dead fan you may recognize some cast faces! Check it out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1666185/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

HIDDEN FIGURES

Production signs say: ROCKO
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, & Janelle Monáe coming to Atlanta – and Kevin Costner just signed on to play the head of the space program! Rumor has it Viola Davis and Oprah Winfrey will join the cast.

Octravia Spencer was spotted walking around Monroe, GA where they are filming at Bold Springs Elementary. The neighbors had to park their cars around back because they looked “too new”. They have transformed a whole street to look like the 1950’s to fit the era of the film. See how crew has transformed historic Downtown Monroe to fit the era:

‘Hidden Figures’ Reinstated in a Transformed Historic Downtown Monroe, GA

They’ve been filming in and around Atlanta for the last week. But soon Canton’s historical buildings will be used by the movie – which follows three African-American women who served as the brains behind NASA’s Friendship 7 mission, which saw astronaut John Glenn become the first American to orbit the Earth in February 1962.

Marinella Hume Casting is now casting for REOCCURRING ROLES and extras to play civil rights protestors & kid actors in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Marinella Hume Casting is looking for actors, models, and talent to play NASA college engineers. Producers are looking for Caucasian men ages 21 to 35 years old. Filming will take place on Tuesday, April 5th and Thursday, April 14th.”
Apply here – http://www.projectcasting.com/casting-calls-acting-auditions/taraji-p-hensons-hidden-figure-atlanta-casting-call-nasa-engineers

About Hidden Figures:

Hidden Figures is a true story. It centers around an unsung group of African American female math wizards who helped NASA win the space race.

Kevin Hart Presents: Funny is Funny

Kevin Hart was spotted at Uptown Comedy Corner off Marietta Street in Atlanta. He’s in town filming a new Comedy Central special called “Kevin Hart Presents: Funny is Funny”. He’s looking for the next comedy superstar.

BAYWATCH

‘Baywatch’ Movie will be filming in Savannah, GA. Casting Call for a Hospital Scene. All the shirtless Zac Efron & Dwayne Johnson you can handle! This week ABS FOR DAYZZZZ were spotted on Tybee Island.

Rose Locke Casting is looking for extras to work on a hospital scene filming in Savannah, Georgia. Casting directors are looking for extras to play doctors, nurses, and clerical staff.

dopekid_23 was chasing Zac Efron to obtain the sexiest Snapchat of all time when he dropped and broke his phone. Zac saw it and felt bad. He ended up doing a Snapchat with dopekid, committing to buying the guy a new phone!

And if you thought a salvaged phone was the sweetest thing ever – FORGET ABOUT IT – bc Dwayne The Rock Johnson visited Savannah’s Pediatric Ward and thanks the “awesome” staff in an instagram post.

Zac Efron will team up with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a movie adaptation of the hit TV series, which ran from 1989 to 2001 starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson. ‘Baywatch’ centers around a veteran lifeguard who is forced to team up with a younger lifeguard in order to save the beach from an environmental disaster.

The Originals

Productions signs say: TOGS
Season 3 is filming in Madison, GA. Casting for real musicians.

Vampire Diaries

Production signs say:
Filming in Covington off Floyd Street
Casting for a very bloody scene! Not for the squeamish! And you also must be comfortable at “playing dead”.

COMING SOON:

OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

Christmas is coming early to the Peach State! Filming will happen mostly west of Atlanta, in the Hiram area.

Open casting call here: http://www.projectcasting.com/casting-calls-acting-auditions/office-christmas-party-atlanta & also looking for CREW

Jennifer Aniston, Randall Park, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller and Kate McKinnon are headed to Atlanta this spring to film holiday comedy “Office Christmas Party.”

The movie centers around a bunch of coworkers who must deal with “an office party gone awry.”

“Office Christmas Party” hits theaters Dec. 9, 2016.

VENGEANCE : A LOVE STORY

Nicolas Cage is taking the helm of his next film, “Vengeance: A Love Story” after original director Harold Becker dropped out.

The drama/thriller, in which Cage will also star, is currently in pre-production and will begin shooting in Atlanta the first week of April.

According to Deadline.com, one source said the change-up happened after dispute over the budget, which producers wanted to cut by $1 million, and another source said Becker “just wasn’t up to the job.”

Becker will still have an executive producer credit on the film, which is based on a novella by Joyce Carol Oates.

The movie, about a Gulf War veteran who seeks vengeance against those who assaulted a single mother, is set for a 2017 release, according to iMDB.com. Casting for stand ins! Submit your picture and you could be the guy that stands for hours in place of Nick Cage!

A LITTLE MERMAID

A Little Mermaid will film in Savannah soon… not THE Little Mermaid, the blonde poser starring Chloe Grace Moretz. But A LITTLE MERMAID, cast here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5493944/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII

RAMBLING RUMORS OF : Portions of the next STAR WARS will be filmed in Atlanta! No confirmation yet – but I’ll have updates here weekly! So keep stopping by!

Random Casting Call for :

Experienced Pokemon Players to coach professional actors on how to play!

“Pokemon Players Casting Call

**EXPERIENCED POKEMON PLAYER**
(Please share with anyone you know that loves Pokemon!)

Seeking an experienced pokemon player to serve as a pokemon expert and teach our actors how to play! If you have logged in a lot of hours playing pokemon, and feel like you can teach us your ways, please contact us!

To apply, please email 3 pictures, your age, height, weight, and phone number to ATLCast2016@gmail.com. Please use the subject: POKEMON”

ATL BASED MOVIES/SHOWS BEING RELEASED:

Triple 9 in theaters now! It filmed in Buckhead, Decatur, Westview Cemetery and Centennial Olympic Park in ATL!
Cast: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1712261/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The pilot for “Containment”, which was filmed in Atlanta will debut on The CW on April 19, 2016! The rest of the series was filmed here, too!

“Miracles from Heaven” stars Jennifer Garner. It’s a true, faith-based story of a little girl who battles an incurable disease until a dramatic fall from a giant tree changes everything.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is one of dozens of locations in and around Atlanta that provided the backdrop for “Miracles from Heaven,”which opens Wednesday, March 16.

Scenes were shot at the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Botanical Garden, America’s Mart, Dunwoody Elementary School, a church in Decatur and a home, which served as the family’s home, in Covington.

Here are some Atlanta landmarks to watch for in the movie:

The Georgia Aquarium
The Atlanta Botanical Garden (the heaven scenes were shot here) & Gibbs Garden
America’s Mart (the outside doubles as the outside of Boston Children’s Hospital)
Atlanta Technical College (some of the hospital scenes were filmed here)
Dunwoody Elementary School (the gymnasium scene and the first doctor’s office were filmed here)
Downtown Atlanta (the scene with Queen Latifah getting in her car was filmed here)” – 11Alive

“Allegiant” with Shalene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Jeff Daniels, Zoe Kravitz,… was filmed in Atlanta last year! Lionsgate spent $99 Million in our state! So go support the movie, in theaters now!

“The Boss” RELEASE ON 4/8/16 : Mostly filmed in Atlanta under the name Michelle Darnell – starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Kristen Schaal, Kathy Bates, etc… Go see it! Looks hilarious!

Coming soon: Micheal Keaton in THE FOUNDER. Poster just released:

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GEORGIA FILMING NEWS:

Rundown of all Movies and TV Shows filming near us:

31 TV Shows and Movies Filming in Georgia in March

Religious Liberties Bill will cause Actors & Directors to BLACKLIST Georgia

Recently, the Georgia legislature has sent a religious liberties bill to Gov. Nathan Deal, who has until May 3rd to design whether or not to sign it.
Georgia currently has the third-largest film industry in America. 800 movies and TV shows, 30,000-plus workers, and an economic impact of close to $5.1 billion in 2014. This will have a major impact on the Governor’s decision.

The bill, which is called the Free Exercise Protection Act, says no faith-based organization “Shall be required to provide social, educational or charitable services that violate such faith-based organizations sincerely held religious belief.” In addition, organizations cannot be forced to “hire or retain as an employee any person whose religious beliefs or practices or lack of either are not in accord with the faith-based organizations sincerely held religious belief.”
According to reports, 34 actors, directors, lawyers producers and filmmakers promise to leave Georgia if the anti-gay bill passes.
Here is the full list of signatories:
Ali Adler, Writer and Producer
Greg Berlanti, Writer and Producer
Matt Bomer, Actor & Simon Halls, Publicist
Dustin Lance Black, Screenwriter and Filmmaker
Bradley Bredeweg, Executive Producer and Showrunner
Kristin Chenoweth, Actress and Singer
Diablo Cody, Writer, Producer and Director
Bruce Cohen, Producer
Lee Daniels, Producer and Director
Dana Fox, Writer and Producer
John Goldwyn, Producer
James Gunn, Writer and Director
Anne Hathaway, Actress
Alan Hergott, Entertainment Attorney
Nina Jacobson, Producer
Dan Jinks, Producer
Kathy Kennedy, Producer
Zoe Kravitz, Actress
Bryan Lourd, Talent Agent
Seth MacFarlane, Producer and Filmmaker
Laurence Mark, Producer
Frank Marshall, Producer and Director
Neil Meron, Producer
Julianne Moore, Actress
Ryan Murphy, Producer
Peter Paige, Executive Producer and Showrunner
Rob Reiner, Actor, Director and Producer
Sarah Schechter, Producer
Adam Shankman, Director and Producer
Aaron Sorkin, Screenwriter and Producer
Marisa Tomei, Actress
Gus Van Sant, Producer and Director
Harvey Weinstein, Producer and Film Studio Executive
Craig Zadan, Producer and Director
Expect this number to increase. We will keep you updated.” – Project Casting

34 Actors, Filmmakers Will Boycott Georgia If “Anti-Gay” Bill Passes

Luxury Celeb Living in Buckhead

“Jennifer Lawrence (for Passengers), Jennifer Garner (for Miracles from Heaven) and Kate Winslet (for Triple 9 – in theaters now!) all have made movies in Atlanta recently – and they’ve all stayed in the same leased Buckhead estate during their respective times here.

The 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath home is in a great location on a very private piece of property with stunning amenities and extraordinary security: cameras, motion detectors and more.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Realtor Carter Phillips specializes in finding unique, convenient and secure properties for many of the stars who come through town on various movie projects.

Rather than seeking a party pad, most celebrities are seeking functionality, he said.

“They have to have great kitchens and bathrooms and updated interiors,” he said. “A lot of them want pools.”

Often, room for a staff, including on-site security, and room for pets or kids is a must. Ditto space to work out.

Phillips has placed any number of stars and said no one has ever been a diva. He’s worked with Lawrence a number of times and had to keep after her folks to make sure he took care of any problems. Only after asking a number of times did they mention one time that a light in the closet was out – an easy fix he promptly took care of.

Leasing a private estate can run from $15,000 to $50,000 per month. Phillips typically deals with an assistant or property scout first and the talent generally comes to take a final gander right before the deal is sealed.

This particular Buckhead movie-star mansion is now on the market so who knows if it’ll be leased again to famous visitors. We’re told they all enjoyed their time here!” – AJC

Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Garner, Kate Winslet all stayed in this Atlanta estate

Do Zombies make terrible neighbors?

“The Walking Dead may be one of the biggest shows on television, and there are millions of people willing to do just about anything to be in the middle of all the action as the show is filmed.

But for many of the residents of Senoia, Georgia – the town that has played the home of Woodbury and Alexandria since season 3 – the excitement of filming a zombie drama in the neighborhood is starting to piss people off.

According to reports, residents of Senoia, Georgia are upset at the way The Walking Dead cast and crew treat the town. Apparently, Main Street is regularly shut down to traffic and residents have to walk through piles of trash and debris allegedly left by the props department to make the town look dirty and abandoned. The folks living in the cleaner Alexandria area have less trash, but a 20-foot fence surrounds their homes.

And then there are rules put in place to keep the show’s filming from getting messed up. Here’s what one Senoia resident had to say:

“At one point during filming, I was actually told by a cop directing traffic that I wasn’t allowed to be out on my own lawn,” Brittany says. “When they were filming at the wall of Alexandria, we were really close to where they were shooting. Security had to make sure that nobody walked past the blocked portions of the road, so when we walked out into the yard to see what was up, a security officer told us we couldn’t be out there unless we were trying to leave.”

“There is pretty much 24/7 police presence here,” Brittany says. “They’re on the lookout for anyone trying to mess with the Alexandria wall / leftover props, or anyone who is going to disturb residents living in the homes that appear in the show, so they watch us closely when we’re walking our dogs down the street or pulling into our own driveways.”

Apparently, fans of the show walk on the lawns, look in windows, climb on things to see filming locations and run into traffic. Not as bad as zombies, but definitely a nuisance.

There are more details in the original article, but living in Senoia, Georgia doesn’t seem all that bad. Once the show is done, they fix it up better than when they found it. They have contributed millions to build a new park. And many of the businesses are booming due to the growing number of tourists who pass through the town hoping for a look at the Walking Dead sets that famous characters almost died in.” – ProjectCasting

Senoia, Georgia Residents Are PISSED with ‘The Walking Dead’

AMC’S The Walking Dead is now hiring!

“The Walking Dead has changed and evolved over the past six years. The apocalyptic horror drama TV series was developed by Frank Darabont and is based on the comic book series of the same name created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The Walking Dead centers around Andrew Lincoln who plays sheriff deputy Rick Grimes who awakens from a coma to find a apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He then sets out to find his family and encounters the survivors along the way.

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes – The Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 15 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Do you want to work for the most watched show on television? How about the network that airs episodes of the world famous zombie drama? Well, we have good news for you. AMC Networks is now hiring a ton of jobs across the country.

AMC Networks deliver AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE TV and IFC Films along with a BBC America through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide.

The network corporation is hiring a ton of positions including Designers, coordinators and programmers.

Along with job opportunities, AMC offers an unique Internship opportunity to increase diversity in the entertainment industry.

In 2006, we established the AMC Networks Diversity Internship program. Working with traditionally diverse colleges and organizations, including the T. Howard Foundation, IRTS, and NAMIC, we offer a summer internship to diverse students that are interested in careers in the entertainment and programming industry upon graduation.Through this program, we are able to identify diverse talent while candidates are still in school and to provide a meaningful work experience for students in order to prepare them for a career in our industry.” – Project Casting

Looking For a Job? ‘The Walking Dead’ is Now Hiring

Atlanta is the new HollyWHAT?!

– Random Sightings –

President Obama caused some traffic when he stopped in Atlanta this week.

The comedian Katt Williams has been getting into some trouble lately with arrests all over our fine state of GA. Most recently in Hall County for possession of drugs and firearms. But before that, he was seen dining at the Atlanta Fish Market on Pharr Road. He took a few pieces of fresh salmon in a TOGO box – to take home for his dogs. Aw!

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna were spotted at local strip club, Crazy Horse on Friday night! Blac Chyna had a paid appearance there that night.