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Posted: 12:22 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

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"Red Road" films in east Cobb
Jennifer Brett
The road on the way to "The Red Road" set.

By Jennifer Brett

The Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore movie "Familymoon" (which began life as "Blended") is done, and "Kill the Messenger" with Jeremy Renner and Rosemarie DeWitt is just about done. That project had its wrap party at Ormsby's but still has a little bit more filming to do.

Meanwhile here come "Fast and Furious 7," which is expected to film mostly in Gwinnett County; "Dumb and Dumber To," another Farrelly brothers gem; and the "Hunger Games" three-quel "Mockingjay Part 1." I'm told location scouts have been looking for suitable spots in north Georgia. OLV reports they'll be doing some work at EUE/Screen Gems, which (not surprisingly) wouldn't confirm.

And of course a slew of television projects is always filming.

Here's what I know for now.

"The Red Road," a new Sundance Channel series, is filming in east Cobb today. Near as I can tell the set is at a house on or near Meade Circle, which is off Lower Roswell Road. This should not cause any traffic issues, as there is an officer stationed near the set directing traffic (and nicely encouraging you to be on your way). It's possible that traffic issues could occur near Eastside Baptist Church on Lower Roswell Road, as that is where the base camp is set up. Parents of nearby East Valley Elementary School may want to take note of that. 

Info on "The Red Road" from Sundance says it "is a hard-hitting drama that revolves around a local cop (Martin Henderson) struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, home of a Native American tribe.  After a terrible tragedy and coverup occurs involving the cop’s wife (Julianne Nicholson), an unholy alliance is forged between the cop and Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa), a dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved."

In other news, "The Originals," which is a spin-off of "The Vampire Diaries," continues filming in Conyers. Here's a neat opportunity to be a part of that project: they need real musicians to perform in a brass band and in a bluegrass band. They need "men and women, ages 18 and over, all ethnicities who play and OWN any of the following BRASS BAND instruments:
(trumpet, tuba, saxophones, clarinet, trombone, drums and any other horns or woodwinds that we could also use for a Brass Band); and "young hipsters" ages 18 to 25 who look very young (to pass as 16 or 17 years old), all ethnicities who play and OWN any of the following BLUE GRASS instruments: (guitars, dobro, banjo, bass fiddle, dulcimer, lap steel, autoharp, accordion and any other instruments typical to a blue grass band). If that's you email ORIGINALSEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM.

The VH1 show "Single Ladies" is filming in downtown Atlanta today and needs folks who look like they have tied one on. If you are between the ages of 21 and 45 and can appear drunk on command, email Hurry, hoochers! They're shooting this one ASAP.

The AMC hit "The Walking Dead" is lurching through Senoia as usual. "Drop Dead Diva," which films in neighboring Fayette County, is done with season 5.

Something called "Sight" is filming. I need to find out more about that.

OK that's it for now! Questions, tips? Hit me up at


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