The fall movie season also includes a number of high-profile films that were shot in Louisiana. All movies noted were partially or wholly filmed in the New Orleans area.

SEPT. 25


Starring Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern

Directed by Ramin Bahrani

Rated R

Charming and ruthless, Rick Carver (Michael Shannon) makes a fortune by repossessing homes. He’s playing the system that includes the real estate market, banks and the federal government. Carver recruits someone he evicted, a desperate single father (Andrew Garfield), to work for him.

OCT. 2


Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller and Alfre Woodard

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

Rated R

Ben Mendelsohn plays a down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes change when he meets a younger poker ace played by Ryan Reynolds. On the way to a high-stakes poker game in New Orleans, the new team visits every racetrack, and casino and pool hall they can find.

OCT. 23


Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Daniel Br ühl

Directed by John Wells

Not yet rated

Co-stars in last year’s popular and acclaimed drama “American Sniper,” Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller lead the cast of this comedy-drama set in the London restaurant scene. Cooper plays a self-destructive chef on the path to redemption.

OCT. 30


Starring Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Scoot McNairy and Zoe Kazan

Directed by David Gordon Green

Not yet rated

In this political, satirical drama, Sandra Bullock portrays a brilliant, scandal-tainted strategist who goes to work for a failing Bolivian presidential candidate. Billy Bob Thornton co-stars as the Bullock nemesis who’s employed by a competing candidate.



Starring Bryan Cranston, Elle Fanning, Louis C.K. and Helen Mirren

Directed by Jay Roach

Rated R

“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, a screenwriter during Hollywood’s golden age who was convicted for contempt of Congress, fined, sentenced to a year in federal prison and blacklisted by the Hollywood studios.