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Josh to film in Lafayette

In two weeks, the film 57 Seconds starring Oscar winner Morgan Freeman and the Hunger Game’s Josh Hutcherson will begin filming in Lafayette. President of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority Mandi Mitchell says it’s based on E. C. Tubb’s science fiction work Fallen Angel.

“And it’s a time travel thriller, and it’s going to focus on how technology requires us to look at questions of ethics and morality,” said Mitchell.

The production will shoot in multiple locations in Lafayette including the Cajun Dome and is expected to spend $8.5 million in the city and create 500 jobs. Mitchell says $2.7 million will go towards payroll.

“We are working very hard to ensure that it’s our own Lafayette citizens and citizens from the surrounding area and talent that we have here from years of other film productions,” said Mitchell.