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Two sites prepare to film in/near downtown Newnan soon


  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Sep. 21, 2017 - 9:52 PM

Two sites prepare to film in/near downtown Newnan soon

Beth Neely / The Newnan Times-Herald

The Victorian Parrott-Camp-Soucy House on Greenville Street will be the set for the film “The House with a Clock in its Walls,” starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black.


Two locations in Newnan are in the the pre-production phase, preparing to film soon in Coweta.

The downtown historic commercial building on 8 East Washington St. is being transformed from a pink and green building to black and white to depict a 1950s candy store. The retail space is vacant.

Just a couple of blocks from downtown Newnan on Greenville Street, the Victorian Parrott-Camp-Soucy House has been painted black and surrounded by faux columns and stones.

Local sources claim both locations are sets for the film, “The House with a Clock in its Walls,” starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black.

According to imdb.com, the plot of the movie surrounds a young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt who aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

The historic home was built in 1842 and started out as a Greek Revival built by Confederate surgeon Abraham North, according to www.oldhousedreams.com, a website that highlights historic real estate that would appeal to the semi-purist and purists.

The home was rebuilt Victorian-style in the 1880s and underwent restoration in the 1980s. The film, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” was also filmed here.

In July, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion during fiscal year 2017. The 320 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.7 billion in direct spending in the state.