"Passengers," with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, to film in Georgia


"Passengers," a sci-fi thriller with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, is among the slew of movies filming in Georgia this summer.

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Per imdb: "A spacecraft travelling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 90 years early. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger."

The state Department of Economic Development, which rides herd over the booming film industry, lists it as one of the projects on the docket. I'll post more details as they become available but would imagine this movie would take advantage of the metro Atlanta area's growing number of sleek studio facilities given the special effects likely associated with the production.

J-Law is of course no stranger to Atlanta, having filmed the second, third and fourth "Hunger Games" movies here, "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjayy" parts 1 and 1.

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Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for accessAtlanta.com.