‘Dark Places’, starring Charlize Theron, begins filming on location in Shreveport, Louisiana


The big screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl, is getting a lot of attention but a movie based on one of Flynn’s other best-selling books, Dark Places, is also starting production this week.

Dark Places, about a woman who survives the massacre of her family as a kid and testifies that her brother is the murderer, has commenced filming in and around Shreveport, LA.

The movie stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll, and Tye Sheridan.

If you spot Dark Places filming in Shreveport this month (these road closures might provide a few potential locations) let us know about it at olv@onlocationvacations.com!

Check out the full press release below:

Dark Places, the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel starring Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron (pictured above; Promethues, Monster), Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, X-Men: First Class), Chloë Grace Moretz (Carrie, Kick-Ass, Let Me In), Emmy Award-nominated actress Christina Hendricks (Drive, “Mad Men”), Corey Stoll (“House of Cards”), and Tye Sheridan (Mud, Tree of Life), commenced principal photography this week on location in Shreveport, Louisiana.

“Dark Places tells the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby’s mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to question what exactly she saw – or didn’t see – the night of the tragedy.”

Rounding out the cast alongside Theron, Hoult, Moretz, Hendricks, Stoll, and Sheridan are supporting cast members Sterling Jerins (World War Z, The Conjuring), who will play young Libby, and Shannon Kook (The Conjuring).

Dark Places is written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key) and is co-financed by Exclusive Media and Cuatro Plus Films. Exclusive Media is producing with Stephane Marsil of Hugo Films; Charlize Theron’s Denver and Delilah Productions partners Beth Kono and AJ Dix; and Mandalay’s Cathy Schulman and Matt Rhodes. Exclusive Media’s Matt Jackson will produce, with the company’s Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust, and Alex Brunner executive producing. Peter Safran will also serve as an executive producer.

The novel Dark Places was published in 2009 and was listed on The New York Times Best Seller List for more than 25 weeks. The book was also shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and won the Dark Scribe Magazine Black Quill Award for Dark Genre Novel of the Year. Gillian Flynn is one of today’s leading suspense writers with her current novel, Gone Girl, spending eight weeks at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction best-seller list of The New York Times. Gone Girl has sold more than two million copies in print and digital formats.


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