A fresh coat of paint and a few other tweaks turned the Macon-Bibb Government Center into the set of a new movie.
Terrell Sandefur with the Macon Film Commission says the transformation for a movie called "Best of Enemies."
It’s based in the 1960s, and he says Macon fits well with the time period, with just a few adjustments.
“We have the right kind of architecture, so that’s the reason they are coming here,” Sandefur said. “Obviously they’re in Georgia because of the tax credit.”
According to the Internet Movie Database (IMBD) the movie is about a clash between a civil rights leader and the Ku Klux Klan over school integration.
One big scene in the movie will be a protest shot outside the government center.
“Thursday will be the big crowd scene which will take place on the street, in the street, and Rosa Parks Park,” Sandefur said. “They’ll be about 200 extras that will be out there for that particular scene.”
The cast includes Taraji P. Henson, one of the stars of Hidden Figures, and the TV series Empire. He says if you’re a fan, you could have the chance to see her, unlike other movies that have come to town.
“It's going to be exciting for people that want to get a sneak peek,” Sandefur said. “They will have access. Just avoid the street closures, and there will be areas where you can see what’s going on from a distance.”
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