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Jennifer Lopez Brings Hollywood to Austell

The "What to Expect When You're Expecting" star is expected to shoot a scene of her upcoming movie, along with 250 extras in Austell on Monday.

Austell will experience a little piece of Hollywood on Monday, when big-name stars of the upcoming movie “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” film a scene in Austell.

The movie stars Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock, Cameron Diaz and many others and is based on the 500-week New York Times bestseller of the same name by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Maze.

Filming of the Lions Gate movie directed by Kirk Jones of "Nanny McPhee" fame has been taking place in Metro Atlanta, the Hollywood of the South, since mid-July.

According to Mike Smith of the WTE production team, the film is contributing close to $100,000 per day into the Atlanta economy.

An open casting call was held for the movie in Decatur on Saturday.

According to South Cobb Patch Local Voices blogger Jim Mize, about 250 extras are expected to be on set for tomorrow’s shoot.

Check back with South Cobb Patch for more information and photos.

James W Mize August 29, 2011 at 02:43 AM
ATTENTION! If you are not one of the extras or part of the film crew then please "STAY OFF THE SET"!!! These people have a big problem with fans looking for the performers and they are not nice to you whenever they see you and if you`re illegaly on the set they very well might give you a police escort off of the set! I know this for a fact because I work in this industry!!! Jim Mize
Kiri Walton (Editor) August 29, 2011 at 05:20 AM
Thanks, Jim. I did not disclose the location in an effort to keep hoards from rushing over to the set. Hopefully, they'll have a pleasant day in Austell and more big names will come here to shoot. :)
Nate Ever August 29, 2011 at 08:55 PM
I was at the casting call in Decatur Saturday and they said they would call me regarding a work permit. Should I be expecting a call or did they just not choose me?
Kiri Walton (Editor) August 29, 2011 at 09:00 PM
Hey Nate, I'm not quite sure how that works. I know that they are expected to have 250 extras here, but I don't know if they've already made those calls or not.
Nate Ever August 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Oh ok thanks anyway. I'll be praying
Charlie Sexton August 30, 2011 at 01:38 AM
You know, I saw a lot of cars near 'that location' last week... I wondered what was up...

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