The Farrelly brothers remake of “The Three Stooges” has been filming at the sprawling Buckhead estate last occupied by the guy known to “Real Housewives of Atlanta” fans as “Big Poppa.”
The film, to star Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes, Jane Lynch and Larry David, set up shop at the blinged-out mansion last week. The home is at 490 West Paces Ferry, right across the street from the historic property known as “The Pink Palace” and not far from the Governor’s Mansion.
Developer Lee Najjar, known to RHOA fans as the swashbuckling “Big Poppa,” put the home on the market for $25 million a couple of years ago. The nine-bedroom home, with 11 bathrooms and 4 half-baths and amenities including 7 kitchens, 2 gyms, a ballroom, recording studio, a hair/nail salon, a cigar room, theater and pool, has since been reduced to the firesale price of $19.9 million. Here is a link to the listing web site if you’ve been looking for a summer cottage.
I was on vacation last week but heard from a bunch of you who got caught up in the traffic there, which I’m sure was not fun. An industry source told me that Billy Bob Thornton dropped by the set one day last week to check things out. He’s here working on a project of his own, called “Jayne Mansfield’s Car.” That film will star Thornton, along with Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Dennis Quaid, Pierce Brosnan and Dwight Yoakam. Things get cranking on that project soon.
Oh, one more tidbit: Billy Bob was spotted at Chastain Park last week, sitting up front during the Monkees concert.
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