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'The Odd Life of Timothy Green' filmed in metro Atlanta

11:44 AM, Aug 10, 2012   |    comments
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Disney movie crew shooting "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" in Tucker

REX, Ga. -- A Hollywood production crew spent several months early last year filming a new Disney movie, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, in and around metro Atlanta.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green, starring Jennifer Garner, is about a couple who magically finds a mysterious child.

The setting, Stanleyville, is actually the tiny town of Rex, Ga., about 15 miles south of Atlanta in Clayton County.

Jerry Beddingfield, who owns the Rex Mill, couldn't believe Disney wanted to film there. He met everyone in the cast, including Garner.

"If I didn't know she was a star, I would think she was just like everyone else," Beddingfield said. "She was so sweet and kind -- nobody was uppity or anything."

The family drama also stars 12-year-old newcomer CJ Adams, who got class credit for learning about the history of the town.

The outside of a home in Druid Hills was used in a scene as Jennifer Garner's sister's home. What's interesting is that the house next door was used for the inside scenes.

Another setting for the film was the Cherokee Arts Center in downtown Canton, which was transformed into the Stanleyville Town Hall.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green hits theaters on Aug. 15.

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