More police officers were visible as well, as movie crews struggled to maintain crowd control while filming a variety of scenes on Main Street, West Avenue and some side streets in the downtown area. The voices of film staffers could be repeatedly heard yelling, "Move back, please! We need you to move back!"
Cedartown Assistant Police Chief Jamie Newsome said he and Police Chief Henry King were on duty while helping work crowd control. But most of the other uniformed police officers seen throughout the downtown were actually off duty police officers who were hired by the film studio to provide security, he said.
Filming got under way around 12:45 p.m. and was expected to continue into the early evening. The production lost a few hours on the first day of filming Wednesday when heavy rain moved into the area around 2 p.m.
Rain Thursday morning gave way to partly cloudy skies through the afternoon. Film staff, speaking off the record, said they were hurrying to catch up with the filming schedule, but were not too far behind.
A scene starring Kevin Bacon, in which he marches through the small Alabama town of Morrison with a group of Vietnam War protesters, was being reshot today.
"Jayne Mansfield's Car" is set in 1969 in rural Alabama. In addition to Bacon and Thornton, who appears in the film while also directing, the cast includes Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Australian actress Francis O’Connor, as the female lead, and Robert Patrick.
According to the according to the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com), the film is expected to be released in 2013.