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Local flowers hit the big screen
Jungle Paradise Daylilies featured in Clint Eastwood blockbuster
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Trucks were filled with more than 750 daylily plants last spring when a production team from Clint Eastwood’s new film “The Mule” purchased unique hybridized daylilies from Jungle Paradise in Dawsonville to be used in the film. - photo by For the Dawson County News
When Suzanne Franklin got a phone call in early spring 2018 from a production crew working for Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film, she didn’t know what to think. “At first I was in shock. I was like ‘how do I know you’re really from the Clint Eastwood movie production?’ You know, you get scammed,” Franklin said. The man identified himself as Luke Castleberry. He said the production team wanted to purchase hundreds of Franklin’s unique daylilies to be used in Eastwood’s 2018 film “The Mule.” After a quick Google search, Franklin, who owns Jungle Paradise Daylilies in Dawsonville, realized that she was actually in talks with Eastwood’s team.