ATL the movie

I just watched the ATL trailer on and I’m cautiously optimistic. Big Boi doesn’t seem to me, at least on the surface, to be the kind of actor that Andre Benjamin is, but who knows.

I’m also a big fan of Keith David (that booming voice) and Mykelti Williamson (“Bubba” in Forrest Gump), so I think I’ll check it out.

Hard to tell from just the trailer, but it seems pretty good. At the very least you can see it was filmed locally.

Bonus: it looks like a few of the screenplay writers are notable – Gina Prince-Bythewood, who worked on A Different World, Love & Basketball & Felicity.;Antwone Fisher who wrote, what else, Antwone Fisher, and Tina Gordon Chism who wrote Drumline.

Check it out: Official Site & IMDb listing

6 Comments so far

  1. Will (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

    I could’ve sworn I saw Keith David in the Starbucks on Peachtree and 7th(ish) last year, but I couldn’t find any confirmation that he was in Atlanta. This is probably why he was here, eh?

    I love that guy.

  2. kortez (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 1:31 pm

    I’m curious to see how much of it was actually filmed here in ATL, you know how they like to film all over.

  3. karsh (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 2:02 pm

    A lot of the movie was actually filmed in the West End area, especially the skating rink. I don’t live too far from that area, and there were lots of film crew present.

  4. Greg (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

    According to IMDB, it was all filmed in the ATL

  5. nicole (unregistered) on February 25th, 2006 @ 8:29 pm

    for the record, i was on the crew of ATL and yes, we did shoot the entire film in the atlanta area… the skating rink we shot at is called “cascade”, we shot all around, 50 locations…at eddies gold teeth, and at the value village on metropolitan, waffle house on howell mill, a mansion in buckhead…. it is 100% atlanta… shot in the summer! hot! i hope people check out the film… i think it turned out great and am proud to have been a part of making it in atlanta…

  6. DeeDee (unregistered) on March 8th, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

    Well of course every1 awaits for the movie to come out on March 31st. I cant wait myself because I’m in it, I’m one of the skaters. I’m The only dark skinned chic in my group lol. Yeah I’m one of the actress in there and I speak for the people who were in it…. “WE HAD A GOOD TIME FILMING AND MEETING STARS”!!!

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