Eager fans living in Augusta, Georgia were excited to get a glimpse of ‘Braveheart’ actor Mel Gibson during on-location filming of the new spy flick ‘Agent Game,’ directed by Grant S. Johnson of ‘Nighthawks’ fame. The actor was shooting scenes in the city’s downtown area near Augusta University.
Several of the film’s producers also posted images of themselves eating at the Pinnacle Club on AU’s campus, reports the August Chronicle. This has caused great excitement for the city as crowds gathered at areas where notices were posted about the filming in the hopes of catching a glimpse of Gibson or one of his co-stars. One local recognized the actor right away citing his roles in ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ‘Mad Max.’
“I think it’s definitely cool,” he said.
Augusta Film liaison Jennifer Bowen told the Augusta Chronicle, “It’s fantastic to have filming going on again in Augusta. This is actually our second production this year.”
She continued, “Definitely, after a very bleak 2020, this is a very bright spot for us. It has meant local hiring, local film industry professionals are back to work, it has also brought economic impact to our hotels who are able to have some business because of this production.”
“Augusta is back open to filming,” Bowen added. “The film industry has very stringent COVID guidelines, they really are self-regulating and self-policing. They are doing everything they can do to be producing in a very safe and health safety conscious environment. We are glad to have them working in our city.”
‘Agent Game’ is a spy thriller whose official synopsis reveals the plot is about a “CIA officer who finds himself the target of a rendition operation after being scapegoated for the death of an interrogation subject.”
Joining Gibson in the film are Dermot Mulroney (Insidious: Chapter 3), Katherine McNamara (Maze Runner: The Death Cure), Kate Cassidy (Taken), Rhys Coiro (Hustlers), and Annie Ilonzeh (Peppermint).
“Agent Game is my third feature film,” Johnson wrote on his website. “This is the first film I am solely the Director. Tyler W. Konney is Producing and Konney and Mike Langer co-wrote the screenplay. The film is an action spy thriller in the vein of ‘Sicario’ and ‘Body of Lies.’ More to come soon. . .”
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