Major Hollywood film to be shot in Chattanooga area
CHICKAMAUGA, GA. (WRCB) - A family in North Georgia is about to become part of movie history. Carol Cross says her husband and his brother own the home where scenes of the movie Water for Elephants will be shot later on this week.
The Cross family says they were approached about the film in the spring. Since that time numerous film crews have traveled back and forth to Chickamauga, Georgia to scout and prepare the site.
"A man just approached him and asked him who owned the house and wanted to know if it would be ok if they considered shooting a movie there, "Carol Cross says.
The family says crews spent months and miles on the interstate trying to find the perfect location to shoot the scenes dating back to the 1930's.
"It has no electricity it has no water, no one has lived in it for 12 years," Cross says.
Channel 3 Eyewitness News has learned actor Robert Pattinson, famous for the Twilight movie series, will be coming to Chickamauga later this week to film scenes.
Much of the equipment used to shoot the movie is being held at the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel.
"Sure we are going to be part of the history and there is gonna be people talking about this for years to come," Cross says.
Choo Choo officials wanted us to make it very clear they have extra security on the scene for the movie equipment.
We have also learned film crews will also shoot at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.