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Trailer for Atlanta-filmed "The House with a Clock in its Walls" is out

The film adaptation of creepy children's tale "The House With a Clock in its Walls," filmed locally, is due out in September.

The trailer's out now. Scroll down to view the video.

The movie stars Jack Black and Cate Blanchett along with 12-year-old Paideia School sixth grader Owen Vaccaro in the central role as Lewis.

We last visited with Vaccaro ahead of "Daddy's Home 2," a 2017 holiday comedy with Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson and Jon Lithgow.

“Mel is so fun. I don’t know what else to say,” Vaccaro said of working with Gibson. “Mostly he would tell jokes and stuff. He would always help me with the lines.”

At the time Vaccaro let us in on the funny prank he and "House" director Eli Roth were contemplating pulling on set. Long story short ... a goat may or may not have ended up in Jack Black's trailer.

Vaccaro's other locally filmed projects include “Mother’s Day.”

“Yeah, they say lights, action, cut,” he said, but there’s there’re more to it. “It’s really repetitive. Wardrobe changes are pretty annoying. Sometimes I have five scenes in one day. I have to change clothes every time, then change them all back again, and do it all over again.”

His biggest trade secret: “On TV shows it makes it seem like directors are mean – but they’re nice!”

Here's a sneak peek at "The House With a Clock in its Walls" -

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