Created: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 06:23:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:14:50 EST
Upson County’s town of Thomaston is hosting Hollywood as production nearly wraps up on a major motion film.
Entertainment Company Lionsgate and Thomaston-Upson County Chamber of Commerce can’t confirm the name but townspeople tell WGXA the film is the third installment to the popular movie trilogy, ‘The Hunger Games.’ The film is being shot at Martha Mills, a textile company that closed more than a decade ago and has been abandoned ever since. However, the broken windows and dilapidated building seem to be the right fit for the film which takes place in a post-apoplectic nation of Panem in North America.
“For it to be filmed somewhere like this, it’s just crazy," Hunger Games enthusiast Kayley Smiley said.
Smiley is a fan of the books and movie. She’s lived in Thomaston all her life and never expected for Hollywood to be in her backyard.
“It's crazy because you never think your town is cool enough to have something like that filmed here,” she said.
Set up for the movie began in September and filming began this month at the mill. It is the only location in Thomaston to be used. The crew is expected leave by Friday and film at other locations in the state.