Netflix Movie to Film in Leesville
A Netflix movie crew based out of New Orleans has made a request to film at the Vernon Parish Historic Courthouse in Leesville.
According to the request, filming would take place next month and last about nine days. The Vernon Parish Police Jury will vote next week on whether or not to allow the crew to film inside and around the perimeter of the courthouse.
The movie, Rebel Ridge, will film in several cities in Louisiana this year. Production for the thriller film was announced in 2019 but was postponed due to the pandemic. Some big Hollywood names have been cast for the movie including John Boyega (Finn from the recent Star Wars movies), Don Johnson, and James Cromwell.
The film is described by Netflix officials as being a:
Deeply human yet high-velocity thriller that explores the systemic American injustice in the context of bone-breaking action, ever-coiling suspense, and pitch-black humor.
There has been no word on how much the film crew will be paying for use of the courthouse grounds if approved by the Vernon Parish Police Jury.