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FIRST ON 3: Chattanooga could be scene for another major movie

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Hollywood executives are scouting the Chattanooga area to film another major film this fall.

Channel 3 Eyewitness News has learned that the Baylor School campus could be the site of filming this October and possibly into November.

According to an unofficial fan page on Facebook, the movie, "Will to Succeed", will be about a 14-year-old who is forced to leave home and attend a boarding school. The main character, Will Kling, learns more than he ever wanted to know about the human condition, growing up, and how to bend the rules without breaking them.

The film is described as "somewhere between Rushmore, Dead Poets Society and Catcher in the Rye."

Actress Helen Hunt is reportedly considering the role of Will's mother. She has not been confirmed as a cast member. Channel 3 has learned that several other famous actors will be in the film.

Lisa Wheelous is the location manager for the movie and told Channel 3, "I am very excited for this film to come to Chattanooga. We've been working on it for a long time. We may have the opportunity to cast locals to be in the film."

Wheelous was not at liberty to discuss any specifics at the movie including the celebrity cast members or confirm the location.

She added, "Since certain contracts have not been signed we have to wait on the director and others involved to announce specifics."

"We were approached last spring about the possibility of serving as the location of a Hollywood film," said Scott Wilson, Baylor School Headmaster.

"While many of the final details have not been confirmed, we have been encouraged that the project will indeed happen this fall."

Wilson went on to say, "We are truly excited that Hollywood would look to Baylor as a film location.  We believe this will be a unique educational opportunity for our students and we are excited to partner with the City of Chattanooga, the Tennessee Arts Commission and others associated with this project."  

Several scenes for the movie, Water for Elephants, were filmed in and around Chattanooga in the summer of 2010.

Water For Elephants was the fourteenth motion picture filmed, at least in part, in the Scenic City.

If you have information about the film or locations, email newstips@wrcbtv.com.

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