published Friday, August 19th, 2011

Feature film to be shot in Chattanooga

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    In this file photo, actress/director Helen Hunt on the set of "Then She Found Me." Hunt will star in the film "Will to Succeed," which will be shooting in Chattanooga.
    File Photo/Arkansas Democrat Gazette

“Will To Succeed,” a major motion picture reportedly starring Helen Hunt, will begin filming in Chattanooga in next few weeks, according to Missy Crutchfield, city administrator of the Department of Education, Art and Culture.

“This is huge,” she said. “It will have a bigger impact on the city than ‘Water for Elephants’ did because it is the first feature film to be shot entirely, or almost entirely, here.”

She said the film is set in the 1970s and is centered around a high school. She could not release locations for the filming, but did say the Chattanooga Film Commission’s Facebook page had clues. The page features pictures and maps of Baylor School.

“It is set at a prep school,” Crutchfield said.

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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skinemaxfan said...

Maybe they'll shoot "New York Nights 2: Chattanooga Hustle" here next, and Missy can even be in that one!

August 19, 2011 at 2:43 p.m.
Salsa said...

How about "Worst Mayor Ever" starring Ronnie boy?

August 19, 2011 at 2:46 p.m.
timbo said...

Who care?

August 19, 2011 at 5:16 p.m.
JeffersonLives said...

Foolish words above, and another round of trouble-making teabagger lunatic mayoral recalls...In a City that is placing in the top three "Best places To Live" in national magazines across the nation. Some folks have nothing else better to do than soil their own nests for entertainment. I thought rats were the only species that did such.

August 19, 2011 at 5:28 p.m.
harrystatel said...

It will be a film about the accomplishments of Littlefield, his administration, and the City Council. It will be a very short film (don't blink or you'll miss it).

August 19, 2011 at 5:42 p.m.
eastridge8 said...

The Hollywood Studio truly picked the prettist campus to film their motion picture. Congratulations to Baylor!!..and to Chattanooga!

August 20, 2011 at 11:46 a.m.
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