Brad Pitt has said it time and time again, he loves New Orleans! We admire him just the same. He really cares about our community and recently hosted a charity gala for The Make it Right Foundation. In addition to keeping a residence here with his family and enjoying our culture, he is a community activist. Meanwhile, he continues to engage in local filming and contribute to the growing local entertainment industry.
Next month, he is going to co-star in a historical drama filming in New Orleans. The feature is based on Solomon Northup’s memoir,Twelve Years a Slave, chronicling his experiences as a free black man who was kidnapped in New York and sold into slavery in Louisiana in 1841. It’s nostalgic that New Orleans is going to be the film setting for significant stories that impacted our society. Remember, director Lee Daniels is also bringing a real life story to film here this summer, The Butler.
We could never abandon our appreciation for true stories but we’re also excited to welcome Gerard Butler back to Louisiana to film an action thriller set in the White House, "Olympus Has Fallen". Butler is confirmed to play an ex-secret service agent fighting to prevent a terrorist attack!
Some of Hollywood’s other biggest action stars, Mark Walhberg and Denzel Washington are also returning to Louisiana this summer! They will film crime thriller, "2 Guns", based on a graphic novel by Steven Gant.