Savannah is abuzz with news of Robert Redford filming his new movie “The Conspirator” and his selection of the Hostess City as his location. This won’t be the first time Savannah’s been featured in a Redford film. “The Legend of Bagger Vance” starring Will Smith, Matt Damon and Charlize Theron, was filmed here in the late 1990s.
With all of downtown on the lookout for Mr. Redford, night concierge Jerry Eastridge was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the famed actor leaving the Sorrell-Weed house. Jerry’s friend there told him that a scene is being filmed in the pumpkin-colored house’s spooky basement. Another one of Jerry’s sources spilled the beans that Mr. Redford will make downtown Savannah his home for the next three months and is staying under an assumed name. Redford has also been seen with Savannah’s own Stratton Leopold.
Other movies filmed in Savannah:
Stratton Leopold’s list of movies: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0503164/
Here’s a link to a recent USA Today article about the movie:
“The Conspirator” on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0968264/