A house on West Cove Road in Kensington, just south of Chickamauga, will be used in the upcoming movie “Water for Elephants.”
“Water for Elephants” will star Robert Pattinson (famous as Edward Cullen in the “Twilight Saga” series) and Reese Witherspoon. The movie, based on a novel by the same name, is set during the Great Depression. Pattinson plays a poor, newly orphaned veterinary school student who joins up with a traveling circus. Witherspoon plays one of the circus performers.
Crews and the two stars are expected to be on the scene Friday morning for filming. According to news reports, roads will be blocked and security will be heavy.
The house, which has not been lived in for 12 years and has no electricity or running water, belongs to a north Georgia family. The owners were told the house is perfect for scenes for the 1930s-era film.
Equipment for filming the movie is being held at the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel. Meanwhile, fans have already spotted Pattinson in Chattanooga.