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Publicist Andy Lipschultz said the movie has a 43-day shooting schedule with four filming days slated for Middletown. He said most of the interior scenes were shot were shot at various locations in Macon, Clayton and Atlanta, Ga.
Lipschultz said Monday’s shooting schedule included a number of dialog scenes between the Vance character and his “Mamaw” played by Glenn Close.
Also cast in the film is Amy Adams who plays “ Bev Vance,” J.D.’s mother.
Cast member Glenn Close and crews were in Middletown on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, for the filming of the movie version of "Hillbilly Elegy." NICK GRAHAM / STAFF
Director Ron Howard and crews were in Middletown on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, for the filming of the movie version of "Hillbilly Elegy." NICK GRAHAM / STAFF
While there no local “spectators,” some residents who live near one of the large tents sat on their front porches hoping for a glimpse of one of the stars or of Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard. Streets around the filming area have been blocked and most of the streets have large production trucks parked.