What’s filming in Atlanta now? The Ballad of Richard Jewell, Lovecraft Country, Ozark, Hillbilly Elegy, and more

Have you spotted Clint Eastwood, Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm, Jordan Peele, Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gerard Butler, or Ron Howard?

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What's filming in Atlanta now?
A sign for Hillbilly Elegy sits on Ted Turner Drive downtown.

Photograph by Myrydd Wells

There’s been no shortage of big, visible sets all across Atlanta this past month, particularly downtown. We know you’re dying to know which movie or television show you saw filming, so here’s the monthly breakdown of what we saw and where we saw it.

The Ballad of Richard Jewell filming Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta
News vans on the set of The Ballad of Richard Jewell

Photograph by Myrydd Wells

Clint Eastwood is back in Atlanta with his next directorial project, The Ballad of Richard Jewell (production code: KIKI), about the Centennial Olympic Park bombing and the false accusation of security guard Richard Jewell. We first spotted this production downtown, in Centennial Olympic Park, naturally, on June 25. Signs were up on Baker Street near the Georgia Aquarium. The next day, on the 26th, additional signs were spotted in Midtown on 14th Street and West Peachtree. Between July 2 and 3, filming took place near Perimeter Mall. From the 3rd to the 5th, crews were spotted at Oglethorpe University. Signs were also placed nearby on Peachtree Road and North Druid Hills Road in Brookhaven. On July 8 through the 9th, the production moved to Reynoldstown, shooting near Home Grown on Memorial Drive. July 17 took crews back downtown, near the Marriott Marquis. A basecamp was set up at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Buckhead on July 20-22. Filming took place at Johnny’s Hideaway nearby. Most recently, and throughout the month, crews have been all over Centennial Olympic Park, recreating the area around the AT&T stage where the bomb was detonated. The Ballad of Richard Jewell stars Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm, and Sam Rockwell.

The Ballad of Richard Jewell filming Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta
90s-era APD cars and news vans sit near the set of The Ballad of Richard Jewell.

Photograph by Myrydd Wells

The Ballad of Richard Jewell filming Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta
Costumes for The Ballad of Richard Jewell, including a 96 Olympics/AT&T-branded polo shirt

Photograph by Myrydd Wells

Netflix has a new series in part from the creators of Orange is the New Black and Glow. Slutty Teenage Bounty Hunters (TBH/326H) will follow two twin sisters who enter a life of bounty hunting while still dealing with the typical problems 16-year-old girls encounter. The series will star Anjelica Bette Fellini and Maddie Phillips. On July 7, the series filmed in Duluth. Signs were spotted on Piedmont Road and Sidney Marcus Boulevard on July 11, with filming taking place at Oglethorpe University. The next day, crews were working in Forsyth County. On July 15-16, the show moved back ITP to Piedmont Heights. A basecamp was set up at The Gold Room near the Lindbergh MARTA station. Signs were plopped along North Druid Hills Road in I-85 on July 18. Between the 21st and the 22nd, filming took place at Third Rail Studios in Doraville. On July 26, the show was back Oglethorpe University.

Another Netflix series, Sweet Magnolias (SM) is currently in production. The series is based on the Sheryll Woods novel series and will follow Southern three women who have been friends since high school as they navigate their lives. Sweet Magnolias started July in Oxford. On the 9th and on the 13th, the show filmed in Covington. A basecamp was set up at the Henry County Middle School in McDonough on July 16. Crews would also be spotted again in McDonough on July 23.

A smaller, independent production, The Time Capsule (HECK YEAH), was spotted in Acworth on July 9 and July 12. The production also set up a basecamp in Roswell near the Chattahoochee River between July 15 and 16.

For Starz, a new series, P-Valley (VALLEY), starring Brandee Evans, Rahiem Riley, and Shiquita James has been spotted around town. The show will follow Mississippi Delta strip club dancers. P-Valley set up in the West End on July 3. The next week, on July 9, and again on July 13, crews worked out of Covington. Trucks were spotted on Ponce de Leon Avenue across from Mary Mac’s Tea Room on July 15. Most recently, on July 23, the series was spotted in McDonough.

Lovecraft Country Filming Atlanta J.J. Abrams Jordan Peele
Crews turned Mitchell Street downtown into a time capsule for Lovecraft Country.

Photograph by Myrydd Wells

Jordan Peele’s and J.J. Abrams’s Lovecraft Country (RP) continued shooting into July. The HBO series was spotted in LaGrange on July 5. On July 20, crews worked out of Loganville. Three days later, the show filmed in Covington. After a day in southeast Atlanta on July 26, crews began transforming Mitchell Street in downtown Atlanta. Filming will take place on the 1950s-era set through the end of the month.

Gerard Butler’s Greenland (GLD) ended June with a basecamp at Cheatham Hill Elementary School in west Cobb County. On July 2, the film was in Newnan, and in Cartersville on July 8. Between the 16th and the 20th, the production moved down to Warner Robins, shooting at Robins Air Force Base. On July 22, it returned to the metro area, filming in Conyers. The next day, crews worked out of Douglasville. July 25 brought the film to Villa Rica. On July 27, it returned to Atlanta proper, downtown near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Most recently, on July 28, filming took place in Stone Mountain Park.

Hillbilly Elegy Filming Atlanta Ron Howard
Crews for Hillbilly Elegy hid the patio of the Capitol City Club from view with large black tarps.

Photograph by Myrydd Wells

Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy (IVAN), starring Amy Adams, Haley Bennett, and Glenn Close, had signs up on Shallowford Road off on I-85 on July 8. On the 10th, signs were up along M.L.K. Jr. Drive. Between the 13th and the 24th, the entire production moved to the Macon metro area for filming. It returned on July 25, shooting in Midtown. On July 29 and 30, crews took over the Capital City Club downtown.

Hillbilly Elegy Filming Atlanta Ron Howard
Another view of the Capitol City Club as Hillbilly Elegy films inside.

Photograph by Myrydd Wells

Netflix’s Ozark (KRAZO) has mostly been shooting at Lake Lanier, spotted around Flowery Branch and Buford on July 1, 8, 9, 17, and 19. On the 15th and the 22nd, however, signs were spotted in Norcross.

The fourth season of Brockmire (B4) was at SunTrust Park on July 10-11. On the 15th, filming took place near Perimeter Mall. Additional signs were spotted in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs on July 20, 22, and 25.

CBS’s MacGyver (EYE) is back, shooting in Midtown on July 10. The show was downtown in the Gulch on July 12 before moving near Georgia State University the following day. Signs were spotted in Marietta July 24. A basecamp was located nearby at Mount Calvary Baptist Church until July 27. On the 29th, the show shot in Lithonia.

HBO’s The Outsider (CANT/MUST) was spotted off of Fulton Industrial Boulevard on July 9. It then moved to Grant Park on July 11. The next day, the show continued moving east, filming in Conyers. On July 13, it shot in Stone Mountain. A base camp was set up near Maid Lane in the Bolton area of northwest Atlanta on the 17th. On July 23, the show moved to Canton.

Also this month, FOX’s The Resident (TR) is back, shooting in Conyers on the 15th, 26th, and 29th. The series also was seen in Midtown on July 23. Dynasty (CROSS EYE) was in Suwanee on July 15 and downtown Duluth on July 26. Dwight in Shining Armor (DISA) shot in Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs on July 22. Fear Street (FS) was in Stonecrest on July 11, in Decatur on the 15th, and in Rutledge on July 30. The Conjuring 3 (C3) mostly was in Newnan, shooting there all throughout the month. Waldo (WDO) filmed in Buckhead between June 25 and 30. On July 15, signs were posted on Buford Highway and North Druid Hills Road. Stargirl (JSA) shot in Dallas on July 23. The CW’s Legacies (LGC) set up a basecamp at Walnut Grove High School on July 27.

And finally this month, here are some brand-new Atlanta-shot trailers for HBO’s Watchmen, The Walking Dead, Zombieland: Double Tap, and Jacob’s Ladder.

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