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Robert Redford, movie crew filming scenes in Lithonia

5/23/2014, 6 a.m.

Screen legend Robert Redford is filming a movie in Lithonia.

Redford and cast mates Emma Thompson and Nick Nolte have been shooting scenes for “A Walk in the Woods,” a comedy-drama based on a memoir by Bill Bryson. Co-stars include Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal.

The story chronicles Bryson’s attempt to hike the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to New England as a way of reconnecting with his homeland after living in Britain for much of his adult life.

Production crew members were busy Tuesday setting up for scenes to be filmed at the Henry Funeral Home in Lithonia. The movie has been in production since April 21 at locations across metro Atlanta and around the state. The Georgia Office of Film and TV Production says it will continue through mid-June. “A Walk in the Woods” is scheduled to be released in November 2015.