The Lifetime movie about Anna Nicole Smith is filming at New York Prime, the steakhouse across the street from Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. Here’s a photo of the film in action. We’re told it’s a scene in which Smith celebrates a court victory while battling for a share of her late husband’s assets.
Previous casting calls have solicited guys to serve as strip-club patrons, so it looks like the movie will give a comprehensive portrayal of Smith’s life. She was an adult entertainer and model before marrying an oil tycoon. After he died she battled with his children over his estate. In her final years she had her own reality show and served as a celebrity endorser for a weight-loss product.
New York Prime is no stranger to celebrity guests, by the way. Robert Duvall went there a number of times when he was in town filming the Billy Bob Thornton movie “Jayne Mansfield’s Car” last year.
Anyway, back to the Anna Nicole Smith movie. Actress Agnes Bruckner (”Private Practice,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) is playing Smith, who died in 2007 at age 39.
Bruckner tweeted this photo of herself done up to look like the blonde bombshell Smith.
The TV movie, which also filmed at the King Plow Arts Center this week, is scheduled to film through Nov. 9, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development. They won’t be at New York Prime long – we’re told the cast and crew arrived at 5 a.m. today but that the restaurant will be open for dinner tonight.