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Gwinnett is Great…for a Tyler Perry film

Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry are in Gwinnett County as I type, working on scenes for the film adaptation of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.”

The cast of Perry’s latest project has been filming scenes up there for a couple of days and should wrap up late tonight. Then, it’s on to Tyler Perry Studios for some interior scenes. The production has been filming in Midtown and Buckhead, and plans to do some shooting at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, too.

Co-producer Joe Genier told Buzz that things are going well. The film is set to wrap up on July 9 and should be released in January 2011.

“So far, so good,” he said during a break in the action this afternoon. Perry and the cast members – including Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose and Thandie Newton, who has taken the place of Mariah Carey – were all ensconced in their trailers during our brief visit to the set.

Genier, who has worked on a number of Perry’s films, lives in Los Angeles but spends enough time in Atlanta to have become a fan of local events such as the Inman Park and Dogwood festivals.

“Here in Georgia, I find it a little easier on the production front,” Genier said. “Everyone is enthusiastic. Everyone’s nice and friendly here.”

28 comments Add your comment

Joli

June 17th, 2010
4:52 pm

Texas Pete

June 17th, 2010
4:52 pm

This must have been the project of the base camp I drove by on my way home yesterday….FIRST!

melissa

June 17th, 2010
4:54 pm

Where at in gwinnie?

Kapoonka

June 17th, 2010
4:56 pm

Cool!! He has some heavyweights in that project. Thandie Newton is bee-yoo-ti-ful, and one of my favorites. It’s nice seeing movies on the big screen with Atlanta all over it….and Tyler has been generous in that respect. I hope it turns out well.

chelle

June 17th, 2010
5:11 pm

wow, I think I saw trailers in downtown duluth by the glancy hospital! they were just setting up early wednesday morning! Am I right?!

Jodi

June 17th, 2010
5:23 pm

That looks like India.Arie on that cover…

AnotherSpitInTheFace

June 17th, 2010
6:22 pm

AS USUAL..lets take advatange of the tax breaks GA has to offer..while “importing” the talent…I hope when they build the “mega studio” actors in ATL get a break from “one of their own!”..not people who just “use” us.

Good for him !

June 17th, 2010
7:46 pm

Tyler Perry deserves all the success he has. He continues to provide opportunities for artists which Hollywood has pretty much neglected. I wonder if TBS will change its name to TPS after all his films and comedy shows are on the channel 24 – 7, May he continue to grow creatively and financially so he can encourage others to reach for the stars. Good for you Tyler Perry !

1

June 17th, 2010
9:19 pm

Maybe one day Tyler Perry will be relevant.

Is it true?

June 17th, 2010
11:05 pm

I heard Omari Hardwick is in this movie too? Is he filming in Atlanta too?

aleshia

June 17th, 2010
11:40 pm

tyler perry is the best. he reaches out to all people and he is so funny. he got hisself together. i am still looking for part 2 of his last move (why did i get marry two)

Mark

June 17th, 2010
11:44 pm

Boring Boring Boring

whateverboo

June 18th, 2010
12:32 am

LOL @1 and Mark–Tyler Perry is irrelevant and boring, yet you two took the time to click on the link from the homepage, read the article, and post a comment.

KJ

June 18th, 2010
2:00 am

Atlanta will be teh Hollywwod of the southeast very soon.

KJ

June 18th, 2010
2:00 am

Enter your comments here

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

June 18th, 2010
6:36 am

Anika Noni Rose makes my heart go pitter-patter.

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

June 18th, 2010
6:37 am

…oh,and Go Falcons!!!

Yawner...

June 18th, 2010
9:04 am

What does that really mean; ‘when the Rainbow is Enuf’? Why intentionally spell something wrong? Wow, no wonder kids don’t know how to spell nowadays. ‘Enough’ is not a difficult word. People will actually spend money on this lame flick. Who is this Perry character anyway? Please film your stuff elsewhere.

Stop the stupidity

June 18th, 2010
12:38 pm

Yawner – stupid, stupid, stupid…why tell someone who’s helping to INCREASE the economy throughout the city and state when he produces movies/television shows here? He helps to bring more positive attention to the city…and again the state, which has helped to pave the road for a STUDIO to come here to…again, INCREASE the revenue in Georgia. If you don’t know who he is, anything about the book, or I guess anything else in general – please shut up and get out the way. P.S. This goes out to all the silly rabbits who just want to say something negative just for the sake of being stupid.

drdre

June 18th, 2010
1:25 pm

Yes they were shooting at Gwinnett Medical center’s Glancy campus…this is the third movie in less than a year that they have hosted and they welcome the biz community to do the same for the tax incentive offerred to filmakers

drdre

June 18th, 2010
1:27 pm

Stop the studpidity – AMEN!!

1

June 18th, 2010
3:53 pm

Hey “boo” (whatever that means)…..I clicked on the story to see where filming was so I could avoid the traffic. Tyler Perry is virtually unknown outside Atlanta. See for yourself.

thank you

June 18th, 2010
9:59 pm

1st~Thank you Mr.Perry for what you’ve done to boost the entertainment industry here in Georgia.
2nd~There are some seriously STUPID people here on this board. Didn’t your Mom ever tell you that if you don’t have anything nice to say, “SHUT THE %&## UP!”?
Thank you kindly.

Bill

June 21st, 2010
11:34 am

We spotted Phylicia Rashad dining with a friend at Houston’s on Lenox Road about 6 p.m. on Father’s day.

Lisa Cooper

June 22nd, 2010
7:57 pm

They were filming at the old Joan Glancy hospital in Duluth…

Hey, "thank you":

June 23rd, 2010
3:36 pm

you violated your own rule by calling people “stupid”….bwa ha ha ha ha ha!

Are you kidding me?

June 24th, 2010
3:42 pm

Oh, so that is what they were doing on McClure Bridge Rd the other day?? Cool!!!

ugg

August 31st, 2010
10:50 pm

nice photos.. i would really love to go there myself and take some pictures!chi flat irons