Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “ATL”

December 23, 2013 ‐ By

Source: Warner Bros

I have to admit, I’m a little late to the ATL train. In fact, I just watched the movie last week. And I dug it. I can see why it has the mini cult following that it does. It’s a cute, little movie– which surprisingly took only 45 days to shoot in the summer of 2005. So here we are, getting ready to dive into the little known facts behind the film, produced, in conjunction with T-Boz and Dallas Austin, by Will Smith’s company Overbrook. Let’s dive in.

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  • Leah Robinson

    YESSS!! It’s not a classic for everybody but def one of mine! In Detroit we have a huge skating rink similar to cascade and stuff was always going down lol.

  • enlightenment

    My favorite hood classic ever. This movie is just pure entertainment. And Diana on set is the funniest.

  • kookla

    This is one of my go-to films right here. T.I. proved he can act and Even Ross was impressive. Chris Robinson did a marvelous job capturing the ATL vibe and the casting was perfect. Thanks for this behind the scenes peek!! I enjoyed learning all the background details.

  • MyBiz

    I’d ♡ to know the facts, but not clicking through all the pages. I’ll just wait for someone to comment on the story. 😉

  • Just saying!!

    Lmao @ Momma Ross!!

  • Trisha_B

    I can never get tired of this movie!!

  • HoneyDipp

    ATL is most def one of my fave hood classics!!! I had no clue this movie was based on the lives of TBoz and Dallas Austin. And I certainly didn’t know Will Smith had anything to do with it… Where I been? Lol.

    • TT

      That was the 2nd movie based on Dallas…Drumline was based on Dallas Austin’s life too ! So he has 3 movies with people who played him including the tlc movie

      • chanela

        REALLY!??!?! who is this dallas austin person: geez

        • TT

          He’s a really big producer, song writer and musician…he’s the guy behind TLC (he’s also chilli’s baby daddy, Monica ( in fact she calls him her father figure), Pink, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, etc

          • chanela

            oh wow! i’ve only heard about him from the TLC movie. interesting

          • therealnumber1

            He also was the one who told Kim Z from RHOA that she couldn’t sing…I think Kandi introduced them

        • Lala

          Idk if yall remember the first season of RHOA when kim was trying to sing, he was the producer she was bragging about knowing. He was on an episode too.