Hollywood Back At Stone Mountain Park

A film crew is working at the park, which has welcomed movie projects such as "The Three Stooges" before.

Stone Mountain Park is staying mum, but there's evidence -- and talk -- that a movie project is underway there.

"We cannot confirm that," park spokeswoman Jeanine Jones told Patch. She did say a portion of the park, on Robert E. Lee Drive near the east gate, was closed off Wednesday.

A person familiar with the film work at the park said it's the movie "Prisoners” and that film crews had created snow in the area that’s closed off. Indeed a layer of the white stuff was seen.

There were signs in the park leading crews to the project, a white tent and some smaller trucks at the location, but not a lot of activity, lights or equipment late Wednesday afternoon.

According to Internet Movie Database (IMDB), “Prisoners" will star Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Viola Davis.

It's not the first time Hollywood has used the expansive Stone Mountain Park. "The Three Stooges" movie filmed scenes at the park in 2011, for example.

According to IMDB, here is the plot of "Prisoners": A Boston man kidnaps the person he suspects is behind the disappearance of his young daughter and her best friend.

Georgia Film Office communications specialist Stefanie Paupeck confirmed that the movie is set to shoot in the Atlanta area, but movie officials don't share the exact locations of the projects.

"Prisoners" isn't due to actually start shooting until mid-January, but other preliminary work could be going on, Paupeck said.

According to the Tammy Smith Casting Agency website, the movie is primarily being shot in the Conyers area.

The agency regularly posts on its Facebook page about casting needs for film projects, including "Prisoners."


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