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Thriller with Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo films at Underground Atlanta


"Boss Level," with Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Will Sasso and Ken Jeong, is among the movies filming in town. It has set up shop at Underground Atlanta for a few days.

(They need extras. Info here .)

The plot, per imdb: "A retired special forces officer (played by Grillo) is trapped in a never ending time loop on the day of his death."

Grillo's no stranger to Atlanta, having appeared as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones in the Marvel blockbuster "Captain America: Civil War." ( Here are photos of that movie filming in downtown Atlanta ). Sasso played Curly in the Farrelly Brothers' locally filmed "Three Stooges" (his imdb page indicates there could be a sequel in the works).

If you hear a commotion, never fear. The gunfire is pretend, as signs like the one above point out.

There are no fake firefights or much else happening at the moment; crews are setting up and wardrobe people are walking around with garment bags. They'll be here through April 17, according to a permit posted on one of the traffic signs.

If you're headed downtown you'll experience a little impact on traffic on Pryor Street near MLK Jr. Drive SW. This may affect your travels if you are headed to the nearby Fulton County Courthouse or Government Center. Or you could just travel by horse, like one guy did:

Actually don't do that. This horse's rider is an equestrian who brings his friend to county-sponsored events.

Here are some photos Grillo and director Joe Carnahan posted of "Boss Level" filming at Underground Atlanta:

Here are some other images people posted:


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Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for accessAtlanta.com.