The latest Martin Lawrence-in-a-dress comedy, “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son,” hits theaters this Friday.
Lawrence stars once again as FBI agent Malcolm Turner, joined this time by Brandon T. Jackson, who plays Turner’s stepson Trent.
When Trent witnesses a murder, there’s just one thing to do. They both must clap on wigs and hide out in a girls’ school posing as the housemother and a student.
Is that 2012 Oscar buzz we’re hearing?
Anyway, this silly romp is set here and will feature lots of Atlanta landmarks, said Herb Kossover, whose Cobb County-based production company worked on the opening sequence and other shots after the Regency Entertainment-20th Century Fox project wrapped up last year.
“This really shows Atlanta,” he said, ticking off a few of the spots he captured for the opening. “Philips Arena, Turner Field, the Georgia Dome, Georgia Tech,” he said. The crypt of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King also made it into the sequence.
The filmmakers shot a scene set inside a diner and left it up to Kossover to chose a diner to film from the outside. He selected the Marietta Diner, on Cobb Parkway not far from his home.
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