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Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal movie filming in Conyers

Actor Hugh Jackman, left, and Deborra-Lee Furness arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Actor Hugh Jackman, left, and Deborra-Lee Furness arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Hugh Jackman just won a Golden Globe for his role in Les Miz .. so he is celebrating by heading to Conyers.

He and Jake Gyllenhaal will star in “Prisoners,” also starring Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Maria Bello and Paul Dano.

The movie is about a carpenter, played by Jackman, whose daughter and friend are kidnapped.

The carpenter is not satisfied with the job the police do to try to find the girls so he takes the law into his own hand, setting him up for conflict with a police detective played by Gyllenhaal.

Filming cranks up this week. The first casting call I’ve seen for this one seeks men and women ages 18 to 55 with cars of various colors, but not red, white, really bright or with custom paint jobs. Email tammysmithcasting@gmail.com and put “GOOD NEIGHBOR” in the subject.

19 comments Add your comment

Don

January 14th, 2013
1:06 pm

I think I’d rather hang out in a rest stop bathroom than in Conyers. What in the world are they thinking?

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ryan

January 14th, 2013
3:09 pm

Come on now Dakota Fanning is from Conyers no need to dump on the city its the location that movie company settled on lot more movies will be filming in Georgia especially with California taxes going up even more there loss and Georgia’s gain .

Dirk

January 14th, 2013
3:37 pm

Hollywood is attracted to the East Metro area, a lot of movies and shows have filmed in Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties. Maybe the area isn’t your cup of tea but I live here and love the area, we’re not to crowded, we’re close enough to the city and all of the ammenities that it has to offer, so why wouldn’t Hollywood want to film here.

El Mongol

January 14th, 2013
4:04 pm

So, I was at Stone Mountain Park last week and it looks like someone is filming something over there. Anyone know what is going on?

Don't down Conyers

January 14th, 2013
4:07 pm

I love the Conyers area; it is very quiet out here and I am African American originally from Florida. I have lived in the metro Atlanta area for 32 years and for the past 6, I have really enjoyed the quietness of this area.

Jimmy Two Times

January 14th, 2013
4:26 pm

Sassy NFL Referee Extraordinaire Jerome Boger also hails from Conyers I believe. That man is like 1,000,000x awesome.

Stacey

January 14th, 2013
4:26 pm

Wouldn’t mind being in that sandwich

dfsdf

January 14th, 2013
4:39 pm

He’s taking the law into his own ‘hand’, eh? Is the central character a one-armed man?

Gerald

January 14th, 2013
4:40 pm

What about Holly Hunter?? She is from Conyers. We have pictures of her when she was a little girl at our house in her pajamas.

Highlander

January 14th, 2013
4:42 pm

Sounds like the title of the movie should be Taken 3!

Conyers Lover

January 14th, 2013
4:55 pm

Conyers is a beautiful place that is changing for the better. One day the schools will allow us to use the buildings that we pay for.

Tomahawk

January 14th, 2013
5:24 pm

Sounds like first commenter Don hangs out in a lot of “rest stops”.

DebDoes

January 14th, 2013
5:51 pm

Hey, if they are filming anywhere in GA…GOOD! It’s called commerce and this economy could use a little. And….Vampire Diaries was/is filming in Conyers!

DebDoes

January 14th, 2013
5:53 pm

Correction, Covington! One of those C towns.

maynard slocomb

January 14th, 2013
6:28 pm

They should film at the Panola Road/ I-20 Waffle House. All the regular customrs will be great extras & any truckers present I am sure will be more than willing to be in this film. They are prone to use rough language sometimes & they occasionally let rip wit some gaseous emissions that will offend as well. COME ON DOWN TO THE PANOLA ROAD WAFFLE HOUSE!!!! A super place to hang out & drink coffee!!!! Wholesome fun for everyone!!!!

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El Mongol

January 15th, 2013
12:22 am

Found out they were filming at Stone Mountain park. Apparenlty they needed some snow, so I guess they used the Snow Mountian equipment and hook them up.

K-10

January 15th, 2013
4:37 pm

Oscar winner Holly Hunter is also from Conyers, and it’s a beautiful part of the state. Who wouldn’t want to film there?

Stacy, I’ve had the pleasure of having Hugh Jackman’s arm around me – twice – and I concur with your sandwich comment. :-) ))