A movie filming near Perimeter Mall will involve some driving scenes today, and traffic is expected to be held up intermittently on Ashford Dunwoody Road as a result. "Please expect delays," a notice from the production folks warned.
The cast of “Baby Driver” includes Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm and Eiza González.
Dunwoody Police officers are providing security and traffic management. Chief Billy Grogan said via Twitter that the road won’t be shut down entirely but that traffic would be held intermittently for a few minutes at a time from about 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The movie is about a crime boss’ young getaway driver (Elgort) who finds himself embroiled in a doomed heist. It's filming at a former bank branch location done up as "Perimeter Trust." It's set in Atlanta.
Christina Burdick, Amanda Stanford and Sarah Cory were among the fans standing on the periphery of the set on Wednesday, hoping to glimpse someone famous.
“This doesn’t happen every day,” Cory noted.
Burdick said traffic seemed to be moving OK despite the action.
“I thought it would be a lot worse,” she said. “It makes you appreciate movies so much more. We’ve watched for hours and it’s probably going to be five seconds (on screen). They work so hard.”
Stephanie Moshier, Terri Wigger, Ashley Campbell and Evan Gilchrist stood under a shady spot to watch, and happened to meet one of the stunt drivers involved with the upcoming scene.
Gilchrist probably spent more time than anyone on set outside the folks officially involved.
“I’ve been out here since 10 a.m.,” he said about 5 p.m. Traffic had been fine throughout the day, affected only during a brief time first thing in the morning, he said. They didn’t seem worried about impact over the next few days.
“I’m from Kentucky,” said Campbell, who now lives in the area. “This is interesting.”