The Robert Redford-Nick Nolte film "A Walk in the Woods" is filming near Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park today.
We rode by Tuesday night while crew members, extras and such were getting set up near the mountain. The project has been filming all day at Louise's restaurant, at the intersection of Old 41 and Kennesaw Avenue. Crew parking is off White Circle, sort of across the street from the main entrance to the park.
Marietta resident Wendy Jarrett, a coordinator for Cultural Care Au Pair, happened by and met Nolte briefly.
"I had my workout gear on and was just standing around," she said. "I said in my nice British voice, 'Hello Nick may I take your photo? He said, 'if you must.'"
Traffic was a little congested but there are plenty of police officers on hand to encourage you to move along. The construction work being done on Kennesaw Avenue near Tower Road was the greater impediment when we've been by today to check things out.
This morning was a different story. A friend of mine said her kids were late to school today due to all the movie-related traffic. On the other hand my friend Andrew Johnson got a photo of Redford while he was stuck in traffic. Nice work!
Our friend Tim reported that the movie also has been filming at Amicalola Falls.
Redford, by the way, keeps showing up at Davio's in Buckhead. He's been spotted there at least four times!
The "Walk in the Woods" plot, per imdb: "After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson (Redford) returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends."
So we expect to see the film taking advantage of the metro area's many bucolic spots. On the extras front, the project seeks experienced Civil War reenactors for a staged battle scene coming up May 1 in Lawrenceville. Click here for details.