Lewis and Clark ‘expedition’ postponed to spring
Lewis and Clark won’t be hanging around Conyers and Covington this fall. Instead, keep a look out for cast and crew, including Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, next spring. Producers shut down the filming of the six-hour HBO mini-series, which had begun shooting in Alberta, Canada, this summer.
The cable network said it was searching for a new director and a director of photography. Weather factors may have also contributed to the postponement.
Sets for the miniseries will include a recreation of St. Louis, circa 1803, at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. The television docudrama is based on the book, Undaunted Courage, by Stephen Ambrose, and Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and National Geographic are co-producers.
AMC’s Walking Dead is casting a recurring speaking role for Episode 16 of Season 6. Filming of the episode will take place November 9 through 19. Casting directors are looking for a man, 30s through mid-40s, who is a physically imposing, charismatic, brutal but hilarious and inappropriate,” fun-loving sociopath” for the character, “Orin.” Check out Project Casting at http://www.projectcasting.com/ for more information.
Filming on Owen Wilson’s new movie, “Bastards,” starts on October 5 and continues through mid-November. Wilson and co-star Ed Helms play two brothers who discover their mother’s story about their father’s early death was false and set off to find him. J. K. Simmons and Terry Bradshaw also star.
Cast is being sought to appear in the second season of “Powers,” Playstation’s popular sci-fi series. Based on Brian Michael Bendis’ comic, the show features Sharlto Copley as a cop who works in the Powers division of the police force and deals with crimes involving those endowed with special powers. Filmed in Atlanta, Powers is ranked as Playstation Network’s most watched series on the video game console.
Jennifer Lawrence is returned to Atlanta to star in “Passengers” with Chris Pratt. Written by “Promethus” author Jon Spaihts, the story focuses on a man, played by Pratt, who is among thousands of passengers on an interstellar colony ship. Awakened early from a cryogenic sleep by a system malfunction, he decides to wake up fellow passenger, Lawrence, so he doesn’t have to spend a decade alone.
Also coming back to Georgia is Ben Affleck, who’s set to star in “Live By Night.” Extras are being sought to play salsa dancers, Depression-era families, residents of Cuban neighborhoods and factory workers. Filming takes place in Brunswick, and is set to run from late October to November. Affleck plays Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a respectable Boston police caption who grows up to become an employee of the city’s most fearsome—and successful—Prohibition-era mobster.
Ice Cub and Charlie Day are set to film their new movie, “Fist Fight,” in Atlanta. Day plays an English teacher put to the test when a colleague, played by Ice Cube, who thinks Day is trying to get him fired, challenges him to an after school fight.