|Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler spent much of last summer filming
“Blended” near Lake Lanier.
It was probably hard to keep track of all the high-profile productions filming throughout Metro Atlanta this past summer. “Anchorman: The Legend Continues” is released this week, but many Georgia-lensed films that were in production earlier this year won’t hit cinemas until later into 2014. “The Good Lie,” “Kill the Messenger,” “Merry Friggin’ Christmas,” Million Dollar Arm” and “Solace” are just a few of the films that will showcase Georgia at the multiplex next year. Two films in particular, “Blended” and “Endless Love,” make use of Georgia’s largest lake, Lake Lanier.
Using rented houses, the Lake Lanier Islands Resort, the Mall of Georgia and other spots around Buford and Flowery Branch, “Blended” reunites frequent co-stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as a man and woman who—after a failed first date—wind up on a shared family vacation in Africa. The film also shot in South Africa, but don’t be surprised if many of the scenes that take place there were still shot in Georgia and made to look otherwise. Frank Coraci directs with Terry Crews, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon and Bella Thorne rounding out the cast.
Check out the trailer for “Blended” after the jump.