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Actor Tom Hanks dines in Baton Rouge

Tom Hanks (Source: WAFB) Tom Hanks (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Actor Tom Hanks enjoyed dinner at a popular Baton Rouge restaurant Monday night, to the delight of many locals who got a chance to see the beloved actor.

He ate dinner at Velvet Cactus, a Mexican restaurant off Corporate Boulevard.

Hanks is starring in a WWII naval drama being filmed in Baton Rouge entitled "Greyhound."

Part of the movie, which Hanks scripted, is being shot aboard the USS Kidd in downtown Baton Rouge.

RELATED: Tom Hanks' naval WWII drama to film in Baton Rouge in 2018

“It’s just a fantastic honor,” said executive director for the USS Kidd, David Beard. “It’s just such a wonderfully preserved World War II war ship that when it came time to find a location for a World War II destroyer for his film, there was just no contest, it was us.”

The film has a reported total budget of $50.3 million, with an estimated $29.5 million spent in Louisiana, including $7.6 million in payroll for Louisiana residents. The LED reports "Greyhound," a production of FilmNation Entertainment, is expected to employ about 250 people.

RELATED: What Baton Rouge is doing to lure more film productions in 2018

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