COVINGTON, Ga. — The movie “Life-Size 2” will be filming in downtown Covington this week and next.
GWave Productions is making the film, a sequel to the Disney television movie of 2000 which starred Tyra Banks and Lindsay Lohan.
Banks is back in the sequel as an actress and executive producer, but Lohan isn’t, according to Seventeen. Instead, Francia Raisa is joining Banks in the lead.
The movie will air on the Freeform cable channel this winter as part of its annual “25 Days of Christmas” promotion.
Setup will begin at 4 a.m. Thursday. Parking spaces will be blocked in front of Bread and Butter Bakery at 1124 Monticello St. SW and WildArt at 1105 Washington St. SW. Filming will begin inside both businesses at 8 a.m. and end by 8 p.m.
Film crews will be back in town the next week, setting up starting on Aug. 6.
Only three parking spaces on the Church Street side of WildArt will be blocked on Aug. 6-7, while crews will be setting up in Square Park from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day.
Late in the afternoon of Aug. 8, the production crew will move large condors — portable lighting equipment stands — into place. One will be placed in front of Sherwood’s Flowers & Gifts at 1105 Floyd St. NE and the other will be by Southern Heartland Arts at 1132 Monticello St. SW.
Parking on the inner circle across from Scoops (1131 Church St. SE) will be blocked at 8 p.m. Filming in the Square Park will be blocked from 9 p.m. until 9 a.m. Aug. 9, and parking in front of Bread and Butter and WildArt will be blocked at midnight.
Visitors are asked not to leave any vehicles parked overnight on the Square.
Late in the afternoon of Aug. 9, the production crew will move large condors into place. One will be placed on Floyd Street Northeast in front of Sherwood’s Flowers & Gifts and the other will be placed on Washington Street Southwest by Southern Heartland Arts.
Parking on the inner Square across from Scoops will be blocked at 8 p.m. with filming in Square Park from 9 p.m. until 9 a.m. Aug. 10. Parking in front of Bread and Butter and Wild Art will be blocked at midnight.
Again, visitors are asked not to leave any vehicles parked overnight on the Square.
All props and décor are to be removed from downtown by 10 a.m. Aug. 10.