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November 2018 Atlanta Filming + Development Roundup: ‘Watchmen’, ‘Lady and the Tramp’, And More!

November 2018 Atlanta Filming + Development Roundup: ‘Watchmen’, ‘Lady and the Tramp’, And More!

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What’s filming in Atlanta now? What will be filming here next? Your Geek Girl is back at it with a roundup of projects that are currently in production this November in Atlanta! From film and television to the OTT space with a project from YouTube Premium, I’ve got the details for you on those production code yellow signs you’ve been seeing around town – as well as a sneak peek at what’s going into pre-production in the city!

What Movies Are Currently Filming in Atlanta?

Doctor Sleep
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures
Release Date: January 24, 2020
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Horror
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Kyliegh Curran

Description: Danny Torrance, now in his 40s, becomes sober and uses his powers to save a twelve year old girl from murderous paranormals. Based on the novel by Stephen King – a sequel to “The Shining.”

Lady and the Tramp
Distributor: Disney
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Savannah, GA
Genre: Live Action, Animation
Cast: Justin Theoroux, Tessa Thompson, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sam Elliott, Benedict Wong

Description: A sheltered uptown cocker spaniel develops a romance with a streetwise downtown mutt. Remake of the 1955 Disney film.

Darlene
Distributor: Wonder Worthy Productions
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Savannah, GA
Genre: Drama, Crime Thriller
Cast: N/A

Description: A wannabe internet star, Darlene, makes a run for it after the murder of her close friend.

The Plantation (In Development)
Distributor: RKO Pictures
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Zombie, Supernatural, Remake, Prequel
Cast: Jamie King

Description: While working for a New Orleans businessman’s family on their massive estate, a teacher discover a shocking secret about his employer’s family and their connections to the walking dead. Remake of “I Walked With a Zombie” (1943) directed by Jacques Tourneur.

The Dog Walker (In Development)
Distributor: N/A
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Dramedy
Cast: N/A

Description: A woman becomes a dog-walker for her ex and his new girlfriend so she can spy on them and sabotage their relationship.

Star Trek 4
Distributor: Paramount Pictures / Bad Robot
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA / United Kingdom
Genre: Action, Sci-fi
Cast: Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Danai Gurira

Description: Captain Kirk will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father. Fourth installment in the rebooted franchise.

Room and Board (In Development)
Distributor: Hoboken Pictures
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Drama
Cast: Charles Durning, William Katt, Robert Loggia

Description: N/A

Night Patrol (In Development)
Distributor: Phantom Four
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA / New Orleans, LA
Genre: Police Drama
Cast: N/A

Description: An African-American LAPD officer must put aside his differences with the area’s street gangs when he discovers a local police task force is harboring a horrific secret.

Barbie (In Development)
Distributor: Warner Brothers
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA / Australia
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Margot Robbie

Description: Barbie uses her personal and professional skills to step into the lives of others and improve them, almost like a modern day Mary Poppins.

Zombieland 2 (Pre-Production)
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: October 11, 2019
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Altanta, GA (1/28/19 – 3/15/19)
Genre: Zombie, Horror Comedy, Sequel
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin

Description: Sequel to the 2009 horror comedy directed by Ruben Fleischer. Plot details are under wraps.

Jumanji Sequel (Pre-Production)
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: December 13, 2019
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA / Los Angeles, CA / Canada
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sequel
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black

Description: Sequel to 2017’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

Undercover Brother 2 (Pre-Production)
Distributor: Universal 1440 Entertainment
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Action, Adventure
Cast: Eddie Griffin

Description: The Brotherhood is fighting back against The Man. After perishing in an avalanche years ago, Lionel is found alive, while his brother remains in a coma. Determined to seek revenge against The Man and prove himself as more than just Undercover Brother’s Brother, Lionel uses his own unique brand to save the world.

The Glorias: A Life On The Road (Pre-Production)
Distributor: Golden Engine Pictures
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Savannah, GA (1/14/29 – 3/30/19)
Genre: Drama, Biographical, Period Piece, Literary Adaptation
Cast: Bette Midler, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Lulu Wilson

Description: Adaptation of the Gloria Steinem’s memoir “My Life on the Road” about her feminist activism and the encounters that shaped her.

Tall Girl (Pre-Production)
Distributor: Netflix
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA / New Orleans, LA
Genre: Comedy, Teen
Cast: N/A

Description: Jodi is over 6 feet tall and tries to minimize every aspect of herself, but when a very tall exchange student from Sweden arrives, she starts to miss the attention.

Echo Boomers (Pre-Production)
Distributor: Speakeasy
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA / Chicago, IL (1/20/19 – 3/15/19)
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Britt Robertson, Nick Robinson, Michael Shannon

Description: A group of disillusioned twenty-somethings break into the homes of the wealthiest citizens, stealing from the rich and giving to themselves. Based on a true story.

Catalyst (Pre-Production)
Distributor: Mar Vista Films
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Georgia
Genre: Drama, Crime
Cast: N/A

Description: A psychotherapist who specializes in treating abduction and trauma is kidnapped by three desperate criminals.

Bad Boys For Life (Pre-Production)
Distributor: Columbia Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Release Date: January 17, 2020
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA / Miami, FL
Genre: Action, Comedy, Police Drama, Sequel
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Will Smith

Description: Miami Detectives Mike Lowry and Marcus Burnett find themselves wrapped up in another high stakes criminal operation. The third installment in the Bad Boys franchise from Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer.

Sextuplets
Distributor: Netflix
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: LARK
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Marlon Wayans, Bresha Webb

Description: Alan discovers that he was born a sextuplet, while attempting to meet his birth mother before the arrival of his first child.

On Smoother Dirt
Distributor: Storytell Films
Release Date:
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Drama, Baseball, Biographical
Cast: Louis Gossett, Jr.

Description: Examines how the baseball legend, Ernie Banks touched lives, with his extraordinary kindness, leaving the world a better place.

Limited Partners
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: June 28, 2019
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish

Description: Two women form a beauty company, but their partnership is tested when a tech company makes them a buyout offer.

What TV Shows Are Currently Filming in Atlanta

Watchmen (Pre-Production)
Distributor: Warner Brothers, White Rabbit
Release Date: 2019
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Macon, GA
Genre: Drama, Crime, Superhero
Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens , Frances Fisher, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeremy Irons, Rgina King, Don Johnson, Andrew Howard

Description: Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Ambitions
Distributor: Lionsgate
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Drama, Family Relatioship, Soap
Cast: Essence Atkins, Kendrick Cross

Description:AMBITIONS is a multigenerational family saga centered around one woman who, having recently relocated and intent on revitalizing her marriage, finds herself going head to head with some of the most powerful and deceitful players in the city.

Florida Girls
Distributor: Jax Media
Release Date: N/A
Filming Location: Savannah, GA
Genre: Comedy, Biographical, Single Camera Comedy
Cast: Laura Chinn, Melanie Field

Description: FLORIDA GIRLS follows a quartet of female friends who are partying under the poverty line while navigating very relatable problems as they try to better their situations. Living in a dilapidated beach town full of alcoholics, these street-wise women haphazardly attempt to find self-worth and learn to “adult” in a society that deems poor, uneducated women as valueless. Their backbone ultimately lies within their tight-knit, non-judgmental and loving friendship.

Twenties (Pre-Production)
Distributor: The Mission Entertainment
Release Date: N/A
Production Code: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA / Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Comedy, Single Camera Comedy
Cast: Sophina Brown, Christina Elmore

Description: A single-camera comedy that revolves around Hattie, a queer black girl, and her two best friends, who together spend their days talking shit and chasing their dreams. Twenties explores friendship, finding love and screwing everything up along the way. Based on the YouTube series of the same name.

Legacies
Distributor: Warner Brothers Television
Release Date: October 25, 2018
Production Code: LGC
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Drama
Cast: Jenny Boyd (II), Matthew Davis, Kaylee Bryant

Description: Continuing the tradition of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS, the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?

The Gifted
Distributor: FOX
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Production Code: HVN
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Drama
Cast: Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker

Description: THE GIFTED tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. REED (Stephen Moyer, SHOTS FIRED, “True Blood”) and CAITLIN (Amy Acker, “Person of Interest”) STRUCKER are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, LAUREN (Natalie Alyn Lind, GOTHAM) and ANDY (Percy Hynes White, “Night at the Museum 3”), are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all in their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent JACE TURNER (Coby Bell, “Burn Notice”). Complicating matters further is the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office tasked with going after mutants. Desperate and running low on options, the family’s only choice is to contact an underground network that helps mutants in trouble. The mutants in the network – ECLIPSE / MARCOS DIAZ (Sean Teale, “Reign”), BLINK / CLARICE FONG (Jamie Chung, GOTHAM), POLARIS / LORNA DANE (Emma Dumont, “Aquarius”) and THUNDERBIRD / JOHN PROUDSTAR (Blair Redford, “Satisfaction”) – are dealing with their own issues. With one of their members in prison and their team possibly compromised, they face an uncertain future in a world that looks increasingly dangerous for mutants. THE GIFTED is a story of survival, a story of mutants coming to terms with who they are, a story of parents accepting the fact that their kids aren’t who they thought they were and loving them just the same – even if all of their lives are at risk because of it.

American Soul
Distributor: Jesse Collins Entertainment
Release Date: N/A
Production Codes: AMSO
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Drama, Biographical, Period Piece
Cast: Jason Dirden, Christopher Jefferson, Katlyn Nichol

Description: Inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of a young, ambitious and troubled impresario Don Cornelius. The drama series is an unflinching look at the entrepreneur, his Soul Train dancers, crew and musicians in an unforgiving Hollywood in the 1970’s – how they work, play, rise and fall against the backdrop of Soul Train — “the hippest trip in America” and one of the most predominant television shows for African-American culture.

What Digital and OTT Projects Are Currently Filming in Atlanta?

Amazing Stories (Pre-Production)
Distributor: Universal Television, Amblin Television / Apple
Release Date: N/A
Production Codes: N/A
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Drama, Anthology, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi
Cast: N/A
Crew: Steven Spielberg (EP), Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (EP, Show Runner)

Description: An anthology series that will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers.

Doom Patrol
Distributor: Warner Brothers Television, Berlanti Productions / DC Universe
Release Date: N/A
Production Codes: GRANT
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Drama, Action, Superhero
Cast: April Bowlby, Timothy Dalton, Alan Tudyk, Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser

Description: DOOM PATROL is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence — and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of TITANS, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same. Based on DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.

The Act
Distributor: Universal Cable / Hulu
Release Date: N/A
Production Codes: N/A
Filming Location: Savannah, GA
Genre: Drama, Anthology, Crime, Serialized Drama, True Story
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Chloë Sevigny, Joey King

Description: A character-based true-crime anthology series that will center on one particular case each season, with the first installment based on Dean’s 2016 Buzzfeed article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered.” It is the true story of single mom Dee Dee Blanchard who convinced everyone around her that her daughter, Gypsy, was sick with multiple serious illnesses even though Gypsy was perfectly healthy. When Dee Dee was found murdered from multiple stab wounds, her neighbors and extended family were stunned to learn that Gypsy was responsible, having convinced her boyfriend to kill her mom.

Heartstrings
Distributor: Warner Brothers Television / Netflix
Release Date: N/A
Production Codes: BEULAH
Filming Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Drama, Musical, Anthology
Cast: Dolly Parton, Ginnifer Goodwin, Julianne Hough

Description: An anthology series with each episode based on a song by Dolly Parton.

And that’s it for November 2018! Stay tune as projects that are currently in development or pre-production start filming in Atlanta this winter – and as many of our favorite TV series that film here come back from hiatus!

If you have any filming location tips and/or celebrity sightings, be sure to tweet me at @EmmaLoggins with the hashtag #ATLFilm or #AtlantaFilming and you could end up in the weekly roundup! Also, if there’s anything you’d like to see included that we currently don’t, let us know!

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!

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