The Macon Film Commission is pleased to announce that part of principal photography for the feature film “Need for Speed” will be shot in Macon. The DreamWorks Studios film is an adaptation of the highly popular video game of the same name and is to be directed by Scott Waugh, who directed “Act of Valor” in 2012. At this time the cast includes actors Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), Dominic Cooper (“Captain America”), Imogen Poots (“Fright Night”) and Michael Keaton (“Batman”). An estimated 200 cast and crew members will come to Macon as part of this production, which will begin shooting in Macon in mid-April 2013.
Location scouts have been working with the Macon Film Commission for several months to secure shoot locations for this “high octane” film in the downtown Macon area. Macon has once again shown that it is an outstanding option for filmmakers.
“Macon and our entire region continues to attract interest for movies, television shows, and commercials, and we are excited to be one of the locations for the filming of ‘Need for Speed,’” said Macon Mayor Robert Reichert. “With more and more production crews working here, our reputation as a great place to film is spreading.”