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Photo: Anna Nicole Smith movie filming in Buckhead

courtesy of Amber Stewart

courtesy of Jennifer Herzberg

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.

proxyAnyway, 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.

Here’s an earlier story about the project from my colleague Rodney Ho.

9 comments Add your comment

Mikeal

October 24th, 2012
3:12 pm

I eat at NY prime several times a week. Big deal.

Not impressed

October 24th, 2012
3:21 pm

Well aren’t you special Mikeal….wanna cookie? I however think its great that Atlanta has become a hotspot for filming!

Mmmm... Steak!

October 24th, 2012
4:32 pm

Do ya Mikeal? Do ya REALLY? Nobody cares!

Flam

October 24th, 2012
4:52 pm

> I however think its great that Atlanta has become a hotspot for filming!
Tax dollars well spent making people like you feel important!

Whiteswallow

October 24th, 2012
9:31 pm

I hate atlanta

bubbles

October 24th, 2012
10:52 pm

Flam: right on. And, Mikeal needs to get a life.

Nice how this article fails to mention the tragic aspects of her final years: being controlled by a sadistic opportunist, who likely drugged and brainwashed her, and watching her son die before her eyes…and it’s doubtful the fluffy made for boob-tube movie will either. But they’ll continue to cash in nonetheless!
Take a peek at youtube dot com/watch?v=ntj9DYeRXvMwatch?v=ntj9DYeRXvM
If that wasn’t enough for ya, watch episodes of her bone-chilling reality show, if they are still available, that is.

Mikeal

October 25th, 2012
9:24 am

I ate there yesterday. I own a large international business, so it comes as an expense.

[...] and she is portraying Anna Nicole Smith in a biopic for the Lifetime network, according to Jennifer Brett’s The Buzz blog. Smith was a famous former Playboy model and eventually had her own reality show before she died in [...]

[...] and she is portraying Anna Nicole Smith in a biopic for the Lifetime network, according to Jennifer Brett’s The Buzz blog. Smith was a famous former Playboy model and eventually had her own reality show before she died in [...]