Filming ongoing for Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy stars Glenn Close and Amy Adams and others from the Netflix movie have begun filming here in Clayton according to city officials.

Throughout the day Monday, crew members and even Director Ron Howard were spotted multiple times throughout downtown Clayton.

The central location for Monday’s filming took where base camp was established, was located at the Rabun County Civic Center parking lot off of HWY 76 W.

According to Clayton Police Chief Andy Strait, the filming of the movie should not prompt any road closures. However, Strait did mention Monday’s scenes required officers to stop traffic for five minutes or less.

Filming is expected to continue in Rabun County throughout the remainder of the week until Friday.

Law enforcement would like to remind residents that although encountering a movie star is very exciting, to please respect the crews and the boundaries of their locations.

“It will make things go smoother,” Strait said.