Happy Thursday. Here’s what I know.
Kim Kardashian reported for her first day of filming on Tyler Perry’s new movie on Wednesday. It is called, curiously enough, “The Marriage Counselor.” Kim plays the main character’s gal pal, not the counselor herself.
The movie was filming on Wednesday at a facility on Decatur Street, near Moore Street just east of downtown (within sight of the Gold Dome where legislators’ tax breaks for the film industry have lured so many movie projects here).
Us magazine and other outlets were reporting Kardashian was acting sort of glum on set. Maybe she was just trying to learn her lines. Here’s a link to a photograph that was posted yesterday of the reality star going over her script.
The project moves next to Castleberry Hill. We’re told Kardashian and Vanessa Williams will both act in a “party scene” to be filmed in a loft apartment. A little shout-out for that neighborhood: The Castleberry Hill area was also the sight of filming for “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” starring Kiefer Sutherland and Kate Hudson, not long ago.
“Parental Guidance,” starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott, films downtown today. If you’re near the Five Point Marta station or Underground Atlanta you’ll see the project in action. We visited the set recently when they were filming in Piedmont Park and asked Crystal for his advice for Eddie Murphy, who was then planning to host the Oscars. “Have fun!” Crystal said then. If we return we might ask if he’s interested in returning to that gig now that Murphy has backed out following producer Brett Ratner’s unfortunate dust-up.
A Disney TV movie called “Until We Meet Again” is filming in Marietta and will feature the Strand Theatre. The movie “Neighborhood Watch,” starring Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Ben Stiller filmed there recently as well. That movie was filming in Midtown on Wednesday, after wrapping a huge two-night shoot at Campbell High School in Smyrna last week.
Denzel Washington and John Goodman are here filming “Flight,” which has been shooting in Conyers this week.
That’s it for now. When I know more, you’ll know more.
- Jennifer Brett/The Buzzfirstname.lastname@example.org