Grab Some Popcorn and Enjoy the Latest in Louisiana Filmmaking
Did you know that Louisiana is the fourth-largest movie production location in the country? The Pelican State tags behind only Los Angeles, New York City, and Atlanta when it comes to film locations in the U.S., thanks to its multicultural backdrop and attractive tax incentives.
Louisiana’s history with filmmaking began in 1918, with the silent movie “Tarzan of the Apes.” Among its most famous films are “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1951,” “Easy Rider” in 1969, “Steel Magnolias” in 1989, and “12 Years a Slave” in 2013.
Film New Orleans, the official film office of the city, suggests that 2021 should be a boom year for further TV and movie production.
Some of the best and most recent films shot in Louisiana are listed below. Grab some popcorn and enjoy!
“Greyhound,” a film written by and starring Tom Hanks, follows the commander of the titular U.S. Navy destroyer as it escorts a military convoy during World War II. Hanks adapted the screenplay from the novel The Good Shepherd. “Greyhound” is available to stream on Apple TV+.
In “Unhinged,” a psychological thriller starring Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorias, and Gabriel Bateman, a woman becomes a target of an unstable man’s rage after an encounter at an intersection. You can stream “Unhinged” on Amazon Prime Video.
When a routine traffic stop results in the brutal death of her partner, a cop realizes body cam footage of the incident will play only for her eyes. As the mysterious attacks mount, she races to understand the supernatural forces behind them. “Body Cam,” a horror/mystery/thriller, stars Mary L. Blige, Nat Wolff, and David Zayas. “Body Cam” may be streamed on Hulu+ and Paramount+.
The 47-year-old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, develops dementia and is haunted by his violent past. “Capone” stars Matt Dillon, Tom Hardy, and Linda Cardellini. Stream “Capone” on Amazon Prime Video.
This action/drama unfolds a story of an unlikely friendship between a young boy searching for his father and a wandering loner hiding from his past. “Walkaway Joe” film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, David Strathairn, and Jeffrey Dean Feder. Stream “Walkaway Joe” on Amazon Prime Video.
A drifter kills a traveling preacher and takes his place at a small-town church, but the police chief suspects foul play in “The Quarry,” a crime/mystery/thriller starring Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, and Catalina Sandino Moreno. “The Quarry” is available on Cinemax and VOD.
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