According to The Shreveport Times, numerous production companies are filming in New Orleans to take advantage of The Louisiana Motion Picture Incentive Act, which offers a 25 percent tax break on goods and services bought in the state.
Millennium Films, the company producing New Orleans, will shoot two other movies in the Shreveport area and recently wrapped up production on the action / comedy Homeland Security.
"The tax credit is a very good benefit for us," Michael Flannigan, an executive producer with New Orleans told The Times. "Since we had already scouted Homeland Security and set up offices there, we felt that we could do these shows back to back."
As SOHH previously reported, New Orleans will center on a veteran police man, played by Deniro, who believes his partner died during the storm, but later learns he was shot and killed. After being assigned a new partner (50 Cent), the duo delve into the shooting investigation, which leads them deeper into the realm of crooked police.
"It's a good cop, bad cop story set in the aftermath of Katrina," explained Flannigan. Production on New Orleans will begin on January 11 and will last about six to seven weeks, but he does not know where filming will begin.
In related news, 50 and Samuel L Jackson recently wrapped work on the war drama Home of the Brave. Set to open nation wide on December 15, the movie centers on three soldiers who struggle to readapt to everyday life following a long tour in Iraq. Jessica Biel (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Eva Mendes (Hitch) and Christina Ricci (Monster) also star in the film.