On Monday (2/27), Django Unchained will move to the New Orleans area for the duration of the shoot, and rumor has it the Evergreen Plantation will be the movie’s first filming location in Louisiana.
According to a post on the historic site’s website, “Evergreen Plantation will be closed to the public Thursday, February 23rd, Friday the 24th and then February 27th thru March 10, 2012 for the filming of a major motion picture. Highway 18, in front of Evergreen will be closed February 27 thru March 9. We hope you will enjoy seeing Evergreen Plantation in this new motion picture.”
The plantation, which is located in Edgard, outside of New Orleans, would be a perfect location for the movie which centers around a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Django) who sets out to rescue his wife from Calvin Candie, a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. The schedule fits as well, assuming Thursday and Friday were for set up and filming begins on Monday.
Django Unchained stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jamie Foxx.
If you spot the movie, or any of its stars in NOLA, let us know about it at firstname.lastname@example.org!
[Thanks to Rachel for the head’s up!]