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Star Connection Could Help Southern Men on National Stage

March 26, 2009 10:43 AM
Captain Patrick McHugh battles in singles.

By Ron Cioffi, USTA Southern

Being on the big stage of the USTA League Presented by Chrysler 2.5 Adult Men’s National Championships may just be a prelude for a Southern tennis player whose house is going to be a set for a major motion picture.

Jeff Johnson will be vacating his house in Milton, Ga. for a week this month while Demi Moore, David Duchovny and other stars begin filming “The Joneses” in his home. Also, the house next door to Johnson’s in The Manor Golf and Country Club will also be a movie set for two weeks.

The Johnson family will live in an area hotel for the week. “They [the production company] said I can keep everything in the house the same but take down the family photos,” Johnson said.

According to the Hollywood Reporter web site, the movie focuses on a picture-perfect family that moves into a suburban neighborhood. But the reality is they are a commissioned fake family put together by a marketing company with the goals of introducing new luxury items to upscale neighborhoods. Duchovny plays the fake father, dealing with his choice of living a life that is a lie. Moore is the mother, a career-driven woman who has unexpected feelings for her fake husband. Other stars include Amber Heard and Gary Cole.

Although Johnson knows he needs to remove the family photos from the walls, if his team is successful this weekend in Las Vegas, he’s not so sure he will agree to remove the championship banners from his team’s hard work.


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