accessAtlanta

City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

Photo from Reese Witherspoon movie set

ReeseReese Witherspoon’s been in Atlanta for a while now filming “Devil’s Knot,” co-starring Colin Firth.

The movie, based on the true-crime book about a sensational murder case in West Memphis, Ark., has been filming at the old courthouse in Cartersville. She is shown here at the right outside the courthouse. Thanks to Leigh Ann Bergherm for taking this photo and to Brent Bergherm for sending it!

We’re told “Devil’s Knot” will shoot at a restaurant on Cheshire Bridge Road later this week. (Popular filming spot, Cheshire Bridge Road. “ID Theft” wrapped a few scenes there recently).

In their down time Witherspoon and Firth have gotten to enjoy some of Atlanta’s dining scene. They and some colleagues had dinner at Canoe on Sunday and each has been spotted at Watershed’s new Peachtree Street location. Before that Witherspoon was seen at a number of other spots, too. Details here.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

34 comments Add your comment

MARTA Rida

July 11th, 2012
8:49 am

Where were y’all when they were shoot at the Israel Baptist Church in Kirkwood for a week?

Jane

July 11th, 2012
9:07 am

Thanks for the creepy post!

Bill Thain

July 11th, 2012
9:14 am

Why is Atlanta so obsessed with celebrities? I can’t think of any other newspaper that would print something like this.

creative

July 11th, 2012
9:22 am

because we are terrible people, Bill. But I thought you knew that

WTF

July 11th, 2012
9:42 am

Can’t think of any other newspaper that would print this? Seriously I can’t think of any that wouldn’t

jake's mom

July 11th, 2012
9:44 am

Yeah Bill , y’awl know we’re just a bunch of dumb ass hicks down here

john

July 11th, 2012
9:50 am

ha,

is that really necessary?

C from Marietta

July 11th, 2012
9:51 am

@ Bill Thain

Like Atlanta is the only city obessed with celebrites. If you believe that your clueless. LOL

Bill Thain

July 11th, 2012
10:12 am

@ha What are you talking about? Georgia has some Lifetime movies made here and some crap films like this one but your tax dollars are subsidizing them, so enjoy your pointless gossip!

TrishaDishaWarEagle

July 11th, 2012
10:18 am

Most atlanta celebs are hip hop famous and wind up shooting someone or being shot, so its all good.

A Southern Girl

July 11th, 2012
10:36 am

Hey, Bill Thain, it’s a okay to be obsessed with celebrities. The public needs to know that a lot of money is coming into the state with the movies and TV shows filmed here. I own an antique shop in a small town near Atlanta and frequently sell things to the set directors for movies and TV shows.

TS

July 11th, 2012
10:38 am

@ Bill Thain….you’re right! California has a loooonnng waiting list of films waiting to be shot there that’s asking for the tax credit and its only 20% and the film have got to budgeted at no less that $1 million to qualify.

Georgia is offering a 30% tax credit with only $500,000 minimum budget to qualify. So that is why so many movies are being shot here lately, not even counting the ones being shot in Savannah that we don’t see. Your tax dollars at play for rich Hollywood producers…gotta love it!

NotYou

July 11th, 2012
10:43 am

At least the local economies benefit from that tax credit unlike other, questionable things your “tax dollars” are used for.

CP

July 11th, 2012
10:46 am

I don’t get it. What are our tax dollars paying for? I thought the state was just charging them less to get licenses to film here.

Paul John

July 11th, 2012
11:02 am

If you all are ever down at Lakewood Amp for a concert, check out right behind them. ScreenGems the motion picture company built a huge studio there. I think it’s awesome that film production companies are choosing our state. Besides the tax break, they are finding out we have alot of hidden gems of towns and areas they can use! And the story is always the same, they love our attitude too!

TS

July 11th, 2012
11:08 am

It works like this…..say you wanna shoot a movie here and lets say your budget is $1 million dollars…so you as a producer file all the necessary paperwork with the state in order to get the 20% tax credit, with an additional 10% if the peach logo is displayed in the credits at the end of the film.

Ok now lets say your movie goes on to make $10 million dollars…now you are liable to the state to pat income taxes because your film was shot in Georgia…you can now use the 30% tax credit to offset the income taxes you owe to the state OR you can sell those credits to any Georgia corporation for full face value for cash to help recoup the cost of the film…Your $1 million movie now only cost you $700,000 to make….hopes this helps

Humperdink Dillytwaddle

July 11th, 2012
11:18 am

Hi Jennifer.

Call me, babe.

ScaredOfTv

July 11th, 2012
11:52 am

I’m reading all these comments about why did the writer post this.. and I can’t believe this was posted and only in ATL this that and the other.. UMM.. who put a gun to any of your heads to make you read this and take the time to create a user name, input your email address and COMMENT… SMH.. you ppl are so WACK..

Act like you know that YOU are the reason writers post this type of stuff.. and since I KNOW I contribute to what drives the topics that newspapers, mags, blogs etc write… I SHUT UP and enjoy the gossip…

ryan

July 11th, 2012
12:22 pm

Any news on the new Hunger Games movie is going to be shot in Georgia or North Carolina Jennifer do have any info on that thanks .

Chris Hutchings

July 11th, 2012
12:43 pm

I love it, it’s helping bring much needed attention to our cause. Check us out at “WM3 Seeking Justice” on Facebook.

taz

July 11th, 2012
12:58 pm

this web site is broken down into sections for a reason. when you get to the section that says peach buzz think for a second, does this sound like the kind of information i want to read right now

Nice job, Jennifer

July 11th, 2012
1:21 pm

I just laugh at people like Bill Thain who have something negative to say about everything. If you don’t like reading about celebrities in town, WHY ARE YOU POSTING HERE? Oh right, you clearly read the article (mission accomplished, Jennifer). Kudos, Jennifer – I personally think it’s cool to read about these big names we pay money to see on TV and in the movies.

Secret Compartment Water Bottle

July 11th, 2012
1:24 pm

Hey Bill,
Sounds like you’re the obsessed one, reading the article, making comments…..Just Saying.

Arlo

July 11th, 2012
1:45 pm

No pics of Harrison Ford on “42″?

no-duh

July 11th, 2012
1:46 pm

Bill Thain

it’s the entertainment page, I bet you will find sports in the sports section, go figure

Jennifer Brett

July 11th, 2012
3:06 pm

Arlo: I don’t have photos of Harrison Ford on the set but I did post one of him at a restaurant here the other day. Here is the link! Jennifer

http://blogs.ajc.com/the-buzz/2012/07/09/harrison-ford-spotted-here-and-there/

Cujo Bendi

July 11th, 2012
3:10 pm

I’d rather folks be obsessed with celebrities than guns or being morbidly obese or complaining about abortion rights or the state not entertaining the idea of having a confederate symbol on our state flag.

Will Ferrell

July 11th, 2012
6:07 pm

if you dont wanna read about celebs and movies dont come to this section ya bunch of asses

Susan Marlar

July 12th, 2012
2:11 pm

To Bill Thain – I am from Georgia and now work in NYC. You seem to enjoy putting down the AJC because you assume you are so worldly..NOT! Both the NY Daily News and the NY Post have a daily article in the GOSSIP sections of those daily papers. NY Times will publish at times Celebrity news and sightings. Washington, LA and SFO newspapers do so as well. UK, Berlin…on and on.

louise

July 12th, 2012
5:25 pm

the bottom line is that when a movie is filmed in a town they have to pay for permits and local businesses and hotels, and goods…The economy of the town benefits..who cares where it goes after that..they are helping your town by shooting their film there…think or do some research before you post!

[...] in Cartersville, that project moved to the Landmark Diner on Cheshire Bridge Road this week. Here’s a photo of Witherspoon on the [...]

me

July 13th, 2012
2:21 pm

I wouldn’t know any of them if ran right into them!! NOT impressed with ANYTHING about Hollywood or the airheads that make movies…

missbliss

July 13th, 2012
3:34 pm

Jennifer, they’re filming today over here in Kirkwood, but I’m not sure what movie – do you know? It’s a baseball scene, at Bessie Brenham park.

Chris Hutchings

July 14th, 2012
3:34 am

Join us at “WM3 Seeking Justice” on FB for more pictures and stars from the set of Devil’s Knot. WM3 Seeking Justice is your number 1 source for West Memphis Three updates.