According to Louisiana Entertainment, Brad Pitt will begin filming his next project, Twelve Years A Slave, in New Orleans in late June.
The movie is based on Solomon Northup’s memoir chronicling his experiences as a free black man who was kidnapped in New York in 1841 and sold into slavery in Louisiana.
Twelve Years A Slave will kick off a 7 week shoot on June 27.
Chiwetel Ejiofor will play Northup, while Pitt will co-star in the film, along with Michael Fassbender.
Pitt, who has a home in NOLA, is no stranger to the city. He also shot Killing Me Softly, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Interview With A Vampire in New Orleans.
Below is the complete list of current and upcoming projects filming Louisiana. If you have scoop on any of these films, let us know at email@example.com!
EMPIRE STATE Emmett/Furla Films’ feature film Empire State starring Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne Johnson will shoot May 29, 2012 for 20 days in New Orleans. Please direct resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO LOVE A GEEK Feature Film How to Love a Geek will shoot June 7, 2012 to June 26, 2012 in Lake Charles. Please direct resumes to SedonaStudiosCasting@gmail.com , Subject line: Casting-How to Love a Geek.
KING DOG Feature film King Dog will shoot June 4, 2012 to July 13, 2012 in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. Please direct resumes to email@example.com.
NOTHING TO FEAR Feature film Nothing to Fear will shoot May 14, 2012 to June 11, 2012 in Covington and Hammond. Please direct resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN Millennium/Nu Image’s feature film Olympus has Fallen starring Gerard Butler will shoot July 2, 2012 to August 19, 2012 in Bossier City and Shreveport. Please direct resumes to email@example.com .
PAWN SHOP CHRONICLES Mimran Schur Pictures’ feature film Pawn Shop Chronicles will shoot June 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012 in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. Please direct resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE HAIL MARY Title Run Films’ feature film The Hail Mary will shoot June 18, 2012 to August 3, 2012 in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. Please direct resumes to email@example.com or fax resumes to 818.878.3911.
THE PENDANT World of Kohr Productions’ feature film The Pendant will shoot July 23, 2012 to September 10, 2012 in Shreveport. Please direct resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE River Road Entertainment’s feature film Twelve Years a Slave starring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender will shoot June 25, 2012 for 7 weeks in New Orleans. Please direct resumes to email@example.com.
TWO GUNS Emmett/Furla Films’ feature film Two Guns starring Mark Wahlberg will shoot June 11, 2012 to August 14, 2012 in New Orleans and surrounding areas. Please direct resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAREFOOT No Tickets Productions’ feature film Barefoot is shooting April 9, 2012 to May 15, 2012 in New Orleans. Please direct resumes to email@example.com.
DJANGO UNCHAINED Weinstein Company’s feature film Django Unchained starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jamie Foxx is shooting February 28, 2012 to June 2012 in New Orleans. Please direct resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
ENDER’S GAME Summit Entertainment’s feature film Ender’s Game is shooting February 24, 2012 to June 8, 2012 in New Orleans. Please direct resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE END OF THE WORLD (CATACLYSM OR THE APOCALYPSE) Sony Pictures’ feature film End of the World starring James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Seth Rogen is shooting April 25, 2012 to July 3, 2012 in New Orleans. Please direct resumes to email@example.com.
OBLIVION (HORIZONS) Universal Pictures’ feature film Oblivion (Horizons) starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman is shooting March 12, 2012 to June 8, 2012 in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Please direct resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUGARU Rugaru Productions’ feature film Rugaru starring Joe Estevez and Randall Oliver is shooting April 1, 2012 to May 15, 2012 in New Roads, Greensburg, and Maurepas. Please direct resumes to email@example.com.
THE TOMB Emmett/Furla Films’ feature film The Tomb starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger is shooting April 16, 2012 to June 15, 2012 in New Orleans and surrounding areas. Please direct resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TREME (SEASON 3) HBO’s television series Treme (Season 3) is shooting October 31, 2011 to May 17, 2012 in New Orleans. Please direct resumes for crew positions ONLY to email@example.com . For casting positions ONLY, please direct resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.