After filming in Atlanta since last fall, it looks like the “Hunger Games” series finale “Mockingjay” is finally wrapping up. We’re told star Jennifer Lawrence along with director Francis Lawrence and producer Jon Kilik visited Buckhead’s Umi Sushi last week for a farewell dinner. “Game of Thrones” star Natalie Dormer, who shaved half of her head for her role in “Mockingjay,” dined at Veni Vidi Vici in Midtown last week, tresses pretty much intact.
Meanwhile, the Jack Black film “Goosebumps,” a big-screen adaptation of the creepy-clever kids’ book series by R.L. Stine, has been filming in Candler Park. On Tuesday night, Black stopped by Bone Lick BBQ.
Robert Redford has been spotted a number of times at Davio’s in Phipps Plaza since getting to town for work on “A Walk in the Woods.” That movie, also starring Nick Nolte, was filming near Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park on Wednesday and has a Civil War re-enactment scene coming up May 1 in Lawrenceville.
New MTV show to film in Atlanta
MTV, which historians may recall used to air music videos, will shoot a new series in Atlanta. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 12-episode drama, “Finding Carter,” is about a teenager who learns her mother abducted her as a child. Kathryn Prescott stars in the title role with Alexis Denisof, Milena Govich, Cynthia Watros, Anna Jacoby-Heron and Zac Pullam co-starring and Meredith Baxter and Robert Pine playing Carter’s grandparents.
The Nature Conservancy in Georgia’s 20th “Hoochie” fundraiser will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday at Goat Farm Arts Center, 1200 Foster St. N.W., just off Howell Mill Road. This year’s dinner/dance party has an art theme in keeping with the venue, which served as a filming location for “Catching Fire,” the second “Hunger Games” movie. Barbara Archer, owner of the Barbara Archer Gallery, will curate the “Second Nature” art exhibit with works displayed from local, regional, national and international photographers, video artists, painters, sculptors, installation artists and mixed media artists. Longtime Conservancy supporters, former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn, are honorary event chairs although they won’t be able to attend. Individual tickets start at $125; order yours at support.nature.org/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=5021.
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