|The set of “The Cell,” just outside Olivia Morgan Antiques.|
“Cell,” a thriller adapted from the Stephen King novel, started filming in East Cobb today near the corner of Lower Roswell Road and Davidson Road. Thanks to stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, who worked together on another King adaptation, “1408,” the set has already provoked notable buzz and a few sightings. Cusack has been seen this week eating at Ritter’s and at Sam’s BBQ1.
The novel presents Clayton Riddell, possibly cast as Cusack, as he tries to defeat The Pulse–a dangerous virus that attacks the world via the global cell network, turning its victims into mindless predators. He bands together with Tom McCourt, cast as Jackson, and Alice Maxwell, cast as Isabelle Fuhrman (“Orphan,” 2009). Fuhrman is a veteran of Sope Creek Elementary, which is right down the street from this set.
I walked the perimeter of the parking lot and saw no one but truck and trailer drivers. There are nine to twelve trailers altogether, and the lot entrances are security blocked. Access Atlanta confirms they are looking for extras and has further information if you’re interested.
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