‘Hap and Leonard’ back in ac­tion this week

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - By Kevin Myrick Stan­dard Jour­nal Edi­tor

The film crews are back this week to con­tinue work in Cedar­town on sea­son 3 of “Hap and Leonard,” and in­ter­mit­tent in­ter­rup­tions are ex­pected on Main Street and West John Hand Road.

On Tues­day af­ter press time, the pro­duc­tion re­turns to work on Main Street at the Moore’s Soda Foun­tain now called Maude’s Diner in the fic­tional town of Grove­town, Texas.

In­ter­mit­tent de­tours be­tween East Av­enue and East Ware Street are ex­pected be­tween 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Tues­day, and again to­day be­tween 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Also to­day, one lane will be closed on Lakeview Drive start­ing near West John Hand Road ap­prox­i­mately 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Crews said they plan to en­sure that all drive­ways will re­main un­ob­structed and dis­rup­tions will be held to a min­i­mum.

Be­cause the story takes place dur­ing the hol­i­days in 1989, “Hap and Leonard” will take over park­ing spa­ces on Main Street on Tues­day. Ad­di­tion­ally, they have signs for al­ter­na­tive park­ing for res­i­dents and busi­nesses.

Cedar­town hosted “Hap and Leonard” pro­duc­tion crews were in Cedar­town at the end of the last week of Septem­ber for their open­ing round of pro­duc­tion. Their per­mit to film is through Nov. 30, and they are ex­pected to re­turn ahead of the hol­i­day sea­son again.

The an­thol­ogy se­ries, based on the cel­e­brated book se­ries of the same name by famed au­thor Joe R. Lansdale fol­lows two life­long best friends, Hap Collins (James Pure­foy “The Fol­low­ing,” “Rome”), an East Texas white boy with a weak­ness for South­ern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael K. Wil­liams “The Night Of,” “The Wire,” 12 Years a Slave), a gay, black Viet­nam vet with a hot tem­per. Tif­fany Mack (Wicked Love, “Time­less,” “iZom­bie”) who stars as Florida Grange, Leonard’s lawyer and the ob­ject of Hap’s deep ad­mi­ra­tion, and Cranston John­son (“Atlanta,” Find a Way) who plays De­tec­tive Han­son, re­turn as se­ries reg­u­lars.

Those in­ter­ested in tak­ing part as ex­tras in the show can call 305-951-8291, and ask for Heather.

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