Jessica Biel, Gerard Butler, and Catherine Zeta-Jones are spotted on the set of their new film Playing the Field last week in Shreveport, Louisiana (April 21). Also seen on set were Uma Thurman and Dennis Quaid. Check out all the pics in the gallery below.
Hoping to cash in on movie and television production, the city of Shreveport opened a huge 25,000 square foot sound stage earlier this month. The grand-opening party was actually attended by Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel. The Shreveport Times has more:
"Shreveport rolled out the red carpet Thursday for the long-awaited opening of Millennium Studios — the city's hope for bringing prosperity back to the Ledbetter Heights neighborhood. In true Hollywood style, the party included appearances from A-list actors Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel. The pair, in town to shoot Millennium feature Playing the Field, posed with politicians during a VIP reception where wine and beer flowed. The public came in later to enjoy food and drinks, dance to live music and tour the $10 million-plus facility.
"Local family filmmaker Suzanne Smith beamed as she looked around the just-opened building at 300 Douglas St. She said there's more to the industry being here than tax structure. She tried working in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, but she never got as far as she did here.
"'The people from California are coming here because we offer Southern hospitality that they don't always get,' said Smith, who splits time between Shreveport and Nacogdoches, Texas. 'It's a chance to encourage filmmakers that might not get that in that chaos out there.'"