A Hollywood film is filming scenes this week in downtown Thibodaux.
The movie, “The Nickel Boys,” is predicated on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel by the identical identify. Written by Colson Whitehead, the 2019 bestseller tells the story of brutal Florida reform faculty for boys throughout the Sixties Jim Crow period.
Tim Hyde, key set manufacturing assistant, stated a movie crew has been taking pictures in Thibodaux since Friday and can proceed work there via Wednesday.
Hyde stated he could not focus on what actors or actresses could be taking collaborating within the native filming, however he did say residents ought to be capable to acknowledge the Lafourche Parish District Legal professional’s Workplace within the completed film, which can doubtless come out in a few yr.
Producers issued a casting call for extras in September, saying they might be filming in and round New Orleans, LaPlace, Hammond and Ponchatoula.
Media that cover Hollywood moviemaking have reported that “The Nickel Boys” will star Aunjanue Ellis, whose efficiency within the 2021 film “King Richard” earned her an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress. Variety lists other stars as Ethan Herisse, Brandon Wilson, Hamish Linklater and Fred Hechinger.