Thunder Force Rumbling Toward Atlanta
Is there any film genre Melissa McCarthy can’t flog for weak comedy fodder? Next on the list is “superhero movie,” in the form of Thunder Force, a Netflix feature starring McCarthy and Octavia Spencer, written and directed by Ben Falcone, aka Mr. McCarthy. With Atlanta production beginning in September and running through December, it’ll be McCarthy’s sixth flick made in Georgia, by my count, following Life As We Know It (2010), Identity Thief (2013), Central Intelligence (cameo only) (2016), Life of the Party (2018, with Falcone) and the upcoming Super Intelligence (also with Falcone). Spencer is certainly no stranger to the area, with Georgia-filmed projects including Beauty Shop (2005), Blues for Willadean (2012), the Fox TV series Red Band Society (2014-2015), The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015), The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016), Hidden Figures (2016) and Instant Family (2018).