Baton Rouge is back in the movie business in a big way. The capitol city is the site for production of a new live-action feature film for Disney+.

This futuristic teen adventure is called Crater. It is to be filmed at Celtic Studios and at several locations in the Baton Rouge region. This project is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to south Louisiana. This movie has a budget of  $40 million. 400 extras will be needed for the movie.

Louisiana is back in action with more than a dozen movie and TV projects in the works across the state.

Governor John Bel Edwards says:

From movies to recorded music to live performance, entertainment helps to define our unique Louisiana culture. Entertainment also is a significant contributor to our economy. Industry leaders such as The Walt Disney Company know that when they look to Louisiana, they will find a skilled workforce, first-rate soundstages, appealing locations and film-friendly communities. We are happy to welcome Disney to Baton Rouge for another exciting film project.

Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says:

When it comes to creating and producing great entertainment content, Louisiana is second to none. We understand and value the significant economic impact that Disney’s investment in this project will bring to Louisiana. Our recently announced entertainment workforce training programs will help support Louisiana workers fully engaging in this opportunity and those that will follow. We look forward to supporting one of the world’s leading entertainment companies in this exciting new production.

Crater is a movie about the coming-of-age story of a boy in outer space.

“Baton Rouge is thrilled to welcome a media and entertainment giant like Disney to our community,” Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said. “This opportunity will be a significant investment in our economy and our local film industry. We look forward to building strong relationships with Disney, and establishing a foundation for future production opportunities at Celtic.”

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