Hollywood South on the Rebound in 2018

14:44 April 19, 2018
By: Fritz Esker

After a slow 2017 for New Orleans and Louisiana-based film shoots, 2018 already has a number of exciting productions visiting the area in the spring.

Marvel Studios announced that the superhero blockbuster Captain Marvel will at least partially film in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Room) stars in what will be Marvel’s first movie headlined by a female lead. No word yet on filming dates.

Tom Hardy is starring in an Al Capone biopic tentatively titled Fonzo. It’s largely filming in Covington and is directed by Josh Trank. Trank directed the Baton Rouge-shot The Fantastic Four with Black Panther villain Michael BJordan.

Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) is starring in an indie thriller that has alternately been titled Darkest Dark and Blattodea. It’s about a bartender whose life is turned upside down when someone leaves their phone behind in his bar.

Fans of 80s hair metal will be delighted to know that the Netflix biopic of Motley Crue, titled The Dirt, is filming in New Orleans. Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon (he played Ramsay Bolton) stars.

Baton Rouge is currently hosting Greyhound, a WWII naval thriller starring the beloved Tom Hanks. Hanks also wrote the script.

The children’s film Think Like a Dog, starring Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox, is also filming in New Orleans. It’s the story of a child who develops a telepathic connection with a dog.

The Crescent City’s small screen staples, NCIS: New Orleans, Claws, and Queen Sugar have also all been filming in town throughout the spring.

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