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Star-Studded Film To Be Shot In Shreveport

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A film starring Academy Award winner Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson and director by John Lee Hancock has started production of “Highwaymen” in Louisiana. The film centers on two retired officers attempting to catch Bonnie and Clyde. Executive Director of Louisiana Entertainment Chris Stelly says they will shoot in Shreveport next month.


Stelly says reforming the state’s film tax credit program has encouraged movie producers to come back to Louisiana.  Several projects are underway.


Stelly says there’s nowhere else in the country with the diversity Louisiana has for movie and television production.


Costner filmed the “Guardian” in 2006 and and Harrelson filmed the HBO series “True Detective” in the state.  Tom Hanks earlier announced he was using Baton Rouge locations to film a World War Two film “Greyhound” on the USS Kidd and locally based Celtic Studios.  There are also six television series shooting in the Bayou State.