PHOTOS & REPORT: Walker County house is site of filming Friday for “Water for Elephants”

The “Water for Elephants” film crew works diligently getting the set location near Chickamauga ready for the closed-set filming of the movie starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. (Josh O'Bryant)

Two Star Waggons trailers are parked right off the set of the Hollywood movie being filmed on a closed location in near Chickamauga. (Josh O'Bryant)

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.

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9 Responses to PHOTOS & REPORT: Walker County house is site of filming Friday for “Water for Elephants”

  1. Ali says:

    If both Rob & Reese are expected to be there, then that must mean they will also be filming the hotel scenes in town?

  2. “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.”

    So it sounds like Reese will be there filming also, which makes sense if there was a casting call for their children.

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I can’t stop smiling just thinking about Rob playing a father to five kids :)

  3. Linda says:

    “fans have already spotted Pattinson in Chattanooga”!! He’s in Tennessee! I’m hours away but this is probably the closest I’ll ever get! And I’m sitting at work…..

  4. doireann says:

    Reese has started another movie I think . Could be old jacob!

  5. Irwin says:

    Does anyone know when he will be in make-up for the old man part? I am guessing that will be done on a studio set having to be made up and for confort.

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  7. Selena Pineda says:

    I am right here 5 min. from Chattanooga and 5 minutes from Chickamauga! Hope I get a glimps!

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