Parts of Wolverine Sequel set to be filmed in Concordia Parish

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CONCORDIA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - In just a few weeks the Ferriday shopping center and parking lot will look completely different as film crews make their way to Ferriday to film parts of the Wolverine Sequel.

"I think it's going to be nice you know like I said it'll bring in some revenue for the town," says Benjamin Carter who lives in Ferriday.

"Very excited hopefully get to see them when they come," says Cecil Thompson who lives in Ferriday.

Ferriday Mayor Gene Allen says the movie crew asked the town if they could use some of their facilities for storage, dining, and rehearsals.

"We'll get a chance to see Ferriday part of movies like we were back in the day you know we have a lot of famous people from Ferriday Jim Swagger, Mickey Gilley, Jerry Lewis all of those are movie stars from Ferriday," says Allen.

The film crew will set up in the shopping center on June 12th and wrap up on the 16th.

Some people in the town say they aren't to familiar with the film, but the actors ring a bell.

"My kids watch it but I think I watched one of them when it first came out but I heard of Hugh Jackman but it took me awhile to remember," says Carter.

Allen says when the crews toured Ferriday a portion of Highway 425 caught their eye.

"They have a field that's on the highway 425 like a corn field on one side and a rice field on the other and it's going to be like a modern day take on technology of moving from one phase of farming from the old days to new days," says Allen.

Several road closed and detour signs will be put up when it's get closer to filming time and the mayor is asking everyone to be mindful of crews.