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Netflix's 'Highwaymen' to shoot in Thibodaux

Netflix's 'Highwaymen' to shoot in Thibodaux

Netflix’s new feature film “The Highwaymen” will shoot a few scenes of the Bonnie-and-Clyde crime drama in Thibodaux at Laurel Valley Plantation on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has also confirmed that Hwy. 308 will be closed in that area during filming from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The film, which features actors Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner, focuses on two Texas rangers -- Frank Hamer and Manny Gault -- who helped put an end to the bloody Depression Era robbery spree of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow on May 23, 1934 in Bienville Parish.

Hamer survived 100 gunfights and killed 53 people. He was persuaded into assembling the Rangers team that led to Bonnie and Clyde’s demise after a prison break in Texas.

The project, which is expected to shoot throughout the region -- including in New Orleans Covington, LaPlace, Hammond, Baton Rouge and Donaldsonville -- is being made on a reported budget of $49 million. Of that, an estimated $34.8 million will be spent in-state, with $10.4 million earmarked for Louisiana payroll.

Photos by Anna Thibodeaux, January 22nd, St. Charles Herald Guide