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.
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 ...