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Stallone movie picks up steam in downtown Atlanta

Actors were gearing up for scenes in trailers nearby the closed off set.

ATLANTA — Production is underway on an upcoming movie starring Sylvester Stallone that’s begun filming in downtown Atlanta.

“Samaritan” is Stallone's next major motion picture. It’s a thriller about a young boy who is out to discover a mythical superhero after disappearing 20 years earlier, following a tragic event.

11Alive reporter Nick Sturdivant spotted crews setting up shots on Auburn Avenue in downtown Atlanta.

Actors were gearing up for scenes in trailers nearby the closed off set.

Deadline reports screenwriter Bragi F. Schut ("Escape Room") is tapped to bring the story to life. Stallone and Braden Aftergood will produce the project through their company Balboa Productions.

On Monday, the “Rocky” star posed with locals at the popular soul food eatery “Busy Bee Café," and fans on social media went wild.

“Man, I had the best fried chicken on the planet at a place called the Busy Bee Café, been there since 1946 in Atlanta,Georgia…old school," he wrote.

Stallone says he ate and spoke with some “interesting customers who were lot of fun and loved movies. I’ll be back. To quote a friend of mine."

For fans who don’t get the reference, Stallone was referring to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s iconic role in “The Terminator.”

“Samaritan” hits theaters December 2020.

Credit: @slystallone/ Instagram


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