Today one of our Twitter followers, @CrystalSorrow, spotted signs for “12 Years” filming outside St. Joseph Plantation, located at 3535 Highway 18 in Vacherie, LA.
Right now, it appears the signs indicate they are prepping to shoot Twelve Years A Slave at the plantation later this month.
@CrystalSorrow @olv Something titled 12 years is being filmed at St Joseph Plantation in Vacherie, La… Its likely construction.
According to Louisiana Entertainment Twelve Years A Slave, starring Brad Pitt, will begin a seven week shoot around New Orleans on June 25.
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.
Chiwetel Ejiofor will play Northup, while Pitt will co-star in the film, along with Michael Fassbender.
Thanks to @CrystalSorrow for the tip! If you have any scoop about Twelve Years A Slave filming in Louisiana, let us know about it at firstname.lastname@example.org!
UPDATE: They may actually be filming at nearby Felicity Plantation. According to @CrystalSorrow, “spotted signs on the way over to Oak Alley. It’s at [Felicity] Plantation. I think it’s not actually filming yet. Construction.” The 2005 movie The Skeleton Key was also filmed at Felicity Plantation.