New Film on the Battle of New Orleans

Would it be unprofessional for me to squee? Because I sure feel like it. According to this report, Andrew Jackson might finally return to the silver screen.

 

With a planned budget of $60 million to $65 million, the independently financed “Andrew Jackson and the Battle for New Orleans” is being targeted for a possible 2016 release, with shooting to begin as early as this summer. Envisioned by Ken Atchity as a sweeping action epic in the vein of 2000’s “The Patriot” and 1995’s Oscar-winning “Braveheart,” the film will be shot entirely within a 30-mile radius of New Orleans, he said.

There are two unfortunate pieces of news in this article. One, Braveheart?! Two, haven’t these filmmakers heard of a certain fascinating biography that takes a broader view of Jackson as a southerner?

Let’s hope Jean Lafitte, played by Johnny Depp, doesn’t make an appearance.

H/t Kevin McCann

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