ATLANTA — The holiday season during the end of the year, can slow down the work flow of any business, including the booming entertainment industry in Georgia.
While several productions are still active including the highly-anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect,” the list of productions has gone from 35 + to 29, according to Georgia Film. But that's still more than two dozen productions in our state!
Here’s a look at what's filming throughout the state of Georgia!
SUICIDE SQUAD :2
The sequel to the 2016 blockbuster has been in production in Atlanta since late summer.
The action-packed film is part of the shared DC cinematic universe that began with “Man of Steel” and continued in 2016's “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” with Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.
“EEF” is the basecamp code used for making ‘Suicide Squad’ in Georgia. If you see this sign in your neighborhood, let us know in The A-Scene Facebook group.
Last month, actor Idris Elba took a break from set sequel to watch some action court side during an Atlanta Hawks game against Toronto.
The A-List star was spotted taking pics with some ball players before the game. An Insider tells The A-Scene Elba chatted it up with Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins in addition to both Vince Carter and Trae Young.
We’ve spotted the director James Gunn hanging out with the cast members off set throughout the city of Atlanta.
Poor Calvin’s, which is an Asian fusion restaurant off Piedmont, was the choice for dining for Gunn, just a few weeks ago.
He posted these photos on his Instagram: You can see Michael Rooker, Pom Klementief from "Guardians of the Galaxy," Jennifer Holland and German Actor Flula Borg.
The "Suicide Squad" sequel hits theaters August of 2021.
SYLVESTER STALLONE'S 'SAMARITAN'
Sylvester Stallone is making his next major motion picture in Georgia.
It's called “Samaritan and it’s a thriller about a young boy who is out to discover a mythical superhero - one that actually exists - after disappearing 20 years earlier following a tragic event.
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.
Stallone's upcoming MGM thriller hits theaters in December of 2020.
TYLER PERRY’S YOUNG DYLAN
Tyler Perry is just getting started with more productions coming to the state of Georgia.
Ever since the historic grand opening of his studio, we've just learned, according to Explore Georgia, he's been working on two more new shows for BET + and Nickelodeon.
We first learned about the production for Nickelodeon back in October.
The star went on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" where he talked about making so many dreams come true through his own platforms.
The writer, actor, producer delivered quite the surprise during the appearance
The beloved talk show host welcomed 10-year-old rapper Dylan Gilmer, also known as “Young Dylan,” from Annapolis, MD.
Dylan came on the show to talk about his guest-starring role on the revival of Nickelodeon’s hit series “All That,” which Ellen helped him secure.
Ellen shared her excitement for the young star with Perry, who was blown away by Dylan’s audition tape.
But it didn’t stop there, Perry surprised Dylan by announcing he’s writing a show with Dylan as the lead for Nickelodeon.
Ellen kept the surprises coming by giving the young star some gifts to help set up his new dressing room.
Production on J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele’s upcoming "Lovecraft Country" is still active going into the new year.
Project Casting reports producers are casting for an actress to portray the wife of an actor.
The actress must be an Asian woman ages 19 to 24. Filming goes down January 13.
If you think you’ve got what it takes for the upcoming role, send your info here.
“Lovecraft County” is another major production that is currently still filming throughout Georgia.
Production began in June and continues to film throughout parts of Marietta under the basecamp code “RP."
When The A-Scene went to visit BlackHall Studios in October, CEO Ryan Milsap confirmed that the series had a “Game of Thrones budget” and was utilizing three sound stages at his facility.
Michael Kenneth Williams, who once featured in HBO’s inner-city drug traffic series “The Wire" returns as the star of "Lovecraft Country."
His co-star Jurnee Smollett also retweeted his excitement for the show's release.
The new series will hit your screens next year.
Behind the scenes: 'Lovecraft Country' filming in Atlanta
Producers working on the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” are looking for fresh faces.
Marinella Hume Casting are looking for two men who have a Middle Eastern background for scenes taking place during 1950s and 1960s.
The first role is for a “doorman” and the second role is for “concierge."
You must be available for the fitting on January 8, and available to film the scene on January 9.
For the role of doorman, you must fit a size 40 coat, and a 32/29 pant, and be between ages 24-50.
For the role of concierge, you must fit a size 36 jacket, and 31/30 pants
Men must be cleanly shaved for the role, and not have shoulder length hair.
If you think you have what it takes, send your resume, three recent photos (including a headshot), and your stats to QOS.BACKGROUND@gmail.com.
Last week, MGM has released the first trailer for the upcoming biopic.
"RESPECT" stars Jennifer Hudson as the famed star - she was chosen by Franklin to player her in a biopic years before her untimely death.
Hudson, who won an Academy Award for her role as Effie White in the motion picture “Dreamgirls,” performs Franklin’s hit song “Respect” in the trailer.
Marlon Wayans, Forrest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Titus Burges, and Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige are all set to appear in the film.
Back in November, The A-Scene shared that Hudson began filming scenes for the biopic at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
Here's a full list provided by Georgia Entertainment :
Black Lightning S3
Council of Dads S1
Dish Nation S8
Doom Patrol S2
Genius : Aretha Franklin
Life by the Ton
Meet the Flockas
The Aquarium S2
Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne S7
Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan
Wife Swap S2
Wild N Out
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