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Ice Cube movie “Ride Along” filming at Underground Atlanta

AP photo/Evan Agostini

AP photo/Evan Agostini

A cop movie called “Ride Along,” starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and John Leguizamo, is filming at Underground Atlanta this week.

The scenes being filmed at Underground evidently involve some level of disagreement. The Atlanta Police Department alerted the media with the following:

“On Wednesday and Thursday there will be a movie filming at Underground Atlanta. On both of those days there will be a simulated gun battle inside the mall area. Most of the gunfire will be on Thursday. There are signs posted in the area advising citizens of the filming and off-duty Atlanta Police Officers will be at Underground for this event.”

More details as we learn more!

39 comments Add your comment

tim

October 30th, 2012
6:10 pm

gunfire in movies….the dumbing down of America.

Another day in the ghetto

HITFLIK (c)

October 30th, 2012
6:29 pm

Thanks to the producers of “Ride Along” for filming in Underground Atlanta.

Welcome to Atlanta Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo and all the cast and crew.

Hitflik and movie fans eagerly look forward to watching the movie upon release.

Atlanta is a great city and has many great backdrops for movie productions. The film industry can be a moneymaker for the city.

Hitflik@Yahoo.com

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DW

October 30th, 2012
10:34 pm

I hope the simulated gun battle doesn’t get in the way of the usual gun battles at Underground.

Underground

October 30th, 2012
11:00 pm

DW – I hope the simulated brain you have get’s a life!

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El Mongol

October 31st, 2012
12:44 am

Today I didn’t even have to use my A.K.
I got to say it was a good day.

Truthpaste

October 31st, 2012
4:02 am

More and more, we are looking like Hollywood East. I like it.

rcs

October 31st, 2012
6:35 am

If the movie is supposed to take place in an abandoned shopping center, the scene is already set…

dan

October 31st, 2012
7:42 am

Why would anyone shoot at Underground? It’s a decrepit, awful, depressing place. Can someone please turn it into a casino or something useful? Definitely not digging the latest incarnation, the arcade.

dan

October 31st, 2012
7:43 am

Why would anyone shoot at Underground? It’s a decrepit, awful depressing place. Can someone turn it into a casino or something useful? Definitely not digging the latest incarnation, the arcade.

dan

October 31st, 2012
7:44 am

old timer

October 31st, 2012
8:28 am

What is underground Atlanta? Are you talking about the marta tunnels?

GEORGIA97

October 31st, 2012
8:39 am

“…in an effort to the couple’s relationship.” Once again, stellar grammar by the fine bunch at the AJC where, clearly, the only qualification needed for a job is the ability to fog a mirror.

TG

October 31st, 2012
8:55 am

This is neat.

atlcitygirl

October 31st, 2012
8:56 am

@ dan Underground Atlanta is a historical place in Atlanta go back to your history books. If it is so depressing to you, why don’t you put the money up to to turn it into something else. Us Atlantians that were born and raised here are glad and proud of our beautiful city and hope more producers are willing to work in our great city. Thanks ICE CUBE make it a great one.

Mikeal

October 31st, 2012
9:24 am

BIG DEAL. I eat at DANTES all the time.

Kelly

October 31st, 2012
9:29 am

atlcitygirl.. Seems you and your Atlantians weren’t too proud to patronize and keep Underground productive and beautiful. As for Ice Cube, the man that yelled “Vote Black” while leaving the stage of an awards show, he needs to stay out of Atlanta, that kind of mentality is what is wrong with Atlanta now.

Happy Man

October 31st, 2012
9:53 am

WOW Tim,it is jsut a movie!

Jam

October 31st, 2012
9:55 am

Are they still casting for this movie. If so where do we sign up?

stevek

October 31st, 2012
10:17 am

They could leave off the word “simulated” and it could be a standard sign posted outside Underground Atlanta. I probably will not see a stupid movie like this.

Deanna Rachelle

October 31st, 2012
12:23 pm

I really appreciate blogs like this and drachelle.com that post Atlanta Casting calls and other helpful film production resources. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Mikeal

October 31st, 2012
12:25 pm

Why are they using Underground? Is there a dungeon scene in the movie?

Pants on the Ground

October 31st, 2012
12:39 pm

Simulated gun battle?? Why put up a notice about that? Aren’t gunfights in that area commonplace any way? This movie sounds Oscar worthy……starring some guy with the first name of ‘Ice’ and last name ‘Cube’. What is the world coming to?

Brian Smyrna

November 1st, 2012
2:06 pm

AJC needs to block comments on more of these articles. Too many ignorant posters that have nothing better to do than to criticize and promote racial stereotypes. It is truly said how many people prefer to be divisive than to do anything positive.

Bluot

November 1st, 2012
2:09 pm

Good to see underground used for something. As for the people trying to fool themselves and act like underground is some kind of treasure of the city, you are part of the problem.

David

November 1st, 2012
2:49 pm

Underground used to be a really unique place back in the 70’s. It looks more like an underground mall now. Lost it’s personality a long time ago.

emack06

November 1st, 2012
3:15 pm

Hollywood East (HE). I like it too. Bring more jobs and revenues. Just last week at my office building, a movie was being filmed about the life of Anna Nicole Smith. It was being Filmed at New York Prime Restuarant.

MsShanquel

November 1st, 2012
3:19 pm

Mmmm hhmmmm.. I love me some Ice Cube in my Black Tea.

Tomahawk Holmes

November 1st, 2012
3:25 pm

what? there’s an arcade at Underground now? Wonder if they have Dig-Dug.

Bob

November 1st, 2012
3:30 pm

I hear the food is good on the set. My relative is an extra for a few days.

Jake

November 1st, 2012
3:43 pm

Underground is by far the biggest blight in downtown Atlanta today. Such a sad place that definately needs a transformation and the City needs to stop funding.

Splavistic

November 1st, 2012
3:43 pm

Hollywood East? More like Y’allywood South. Yeehaw! Cut! Print it!

DLink

November 1st, 2012
4:23 pm

For everyone saying to do something with UnderGround Atlanta, how about the obvious? An Atlanta movie studio/set. Someone even mention a name, Hollywood East.

MY hood

November 1st, 2012
4:47 pm

Heck, come to my neighborhood and u can see a movie like this for free!!! Every Day.

TechRon

November 1st, 2012
5:04 pm

Should be no problem. People down there are used to gunfights.

Dave

November 1st, 2012
5:22 pm

If you go anywhere near Underground Atlanta you are acknowledging that you expect to see or hear some form of violence.

tyrone

November 1st, 2012
5:47 pm

where the white women at?

icon set

November 4th, 2012
6:28 am