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Sci-Fi movie to be shot in Baton Rouge

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By David Spunt - email

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A battle between aliens and Marines will result in nearly $25 million in direct spending in Baton Rouge, Mayor Kip Holden announced Wednesday.

A sci-fi movie titled "Battle: Los Angeles" will begin filming in Baton Rouge this fall, Holden said.

Holden said he will ask the East Baton Rouge Metro Council to approve an additional incentive of $175,000 for the makers of the film.

The movie, by Columbia Pictures, is about a platoon of Marines fighting alien invaders on the streets of Los Angeles.   

Aaron Eckhart will star as a Marine platoon commander.

The production will be based at Raleigh Studios at the Celtic Media Centre in Baton Rouge.

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