Random, I know, but still kind of cool. So we assumed at the time that it was filming on "K-Ville," which is a reasonable guess. But last night, as we made our way down to The Bulldog to meet up with K., A. and M. for Free Pint Glass Night (woot!), we noticed a crap ton of trailers and lights and cameras. Hmm...the same house, at the corner of Peniston and St. Charles (a scant 3 blocks from La Maison)? Couldn't be "K-Ville."
We shrugged, and went on our merry way. A couple of beers later, we made our way back up Louisiana to St. Charles, and decided to stop and grab a drink at The Superior Grille. As we parked, a guy stumbled across the streetcar tracks towards his van (parked in front of D.'s car), decrying the strength of Superior's infamous margaritas. He beseeched us to help him guide his car out of his spectacular parking spot, rambling semi-coherently about margaritas and parallel parking and Cheetos. (At least, I *think* he mentioned Cheetos.) We helped him out of his spot, and he took off, on his drunk and happy way home. Only in New Orleans, right?
So we sat down at the bar at Superior (no kidding, those margaritas ARE strong) and began chit-chatting with the bartender, who pointed out good ol' Larry Fishburne's trailer through the window. That's right - MORPHEUS IS FILMING A MOVIE IN NEW ORLEANS.
It's called "Black Water Transit," and it's a...well...post-Katrina crime story. It's based on the book of the same name, which was, oddly enough set in New York. ::shrugging::
The IMDB entry on it: http://imdb.com/title/tt0490087/
Here are the pics we took last night on my handy little camera phone...
(The actors' trailers, right on Amelia Ave. next to Touro)
(This was the third time we saw them filming at this house on St. Charles.)
So yeah, very cool, all in all. Earlier that afternoon, as D. went to deposit our rent checks downtown, he texted me to tell me that he thought he saw Bernie Mac. Hmmm.