The Watsons Go to Birmingham starts filming

The Hallmark Channel this week began production of a civil rights era film “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” in Atlanta for a 19-day shoot.

The film, based on a 1995 historical fiction novel of the same name by Christopher Paul Curtis, was created byNikki Silver and Tonya Lewis Lee, Spike Lee’s wife. Lee also wrote the script and spent nine years trying to get it to air.

Atlanta’s acclaimed Kenny Leon will direct, as he did last year’s “Steel Magnolias” remake for Lifetime. Walmart and P&G are co-sponsoring the film.

More in this accessatlanta article (via @randomhouse)



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2 responses to “The Watsons Go to Birmingham starts filming

  1. Wow. This could either go really well or be terrible. Fingers crossed.


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