published Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Hollywood movie filming in Rome, Ga., this week


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A movie based on a video game will be filming in Rome, Ga., over the next few days.

“Need for Speed,” based on the game of the same name and being made by Dreamworks, will be in Rome through Sunday, according to a news release from the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The film stars Dominic Cooper, Aaron Paul, Michael Keaton and Imogen Poots and centers on a cross-country race.

Filming is scheduled to take place on the Rome Bypass from Highway 27 to Blacks Bluff Road, Cave Spring Road and Myrtle Hill Cemetery downtown.

The Rome Bypass from Highway 27 to Blacks Bluff Road will be closed for traffic from Thursday through Saturday, the release said.

On Thursday, Cave Spring Road near Bagwell Road will see minor delays when traffic is temporarily halted while filming takes place. Between shots, traffic will be allowed to flow as usual.

Also on Thursday, Pennington Avenue at Myrtle Hill Cemetery will be closed between Myrtle Street and Branham Avenue from noon to 6 p.m. During this time, the filming of a funeral will take place in Myrtle Hill Cemetery and the cemetery will be closed.

The movie is set for release next spring of 2014.

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