Hollywood Comes to Little Bayou Black

"CRAZY IN ALABAMA"

Don't let the title fool you, the movie was filmed in Louisiana. Ardoyne played 2 roles in the film. That of the funeral parlor and also of the family house. Stars at Ardoyne were Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Lucas Black and David Morse.

"DEADLINE"

Ardoyne mansion and grounds were the setting for this psychological thriller starring Brittany Murphy, Thora Birch, Marc Blucas and Tammy Blanchard. When you come take a tour, you will hear stories about the filming which took place in 2008.

"TRIBUTE"

Based upon a book of the same title by Nora Roberts, this movie filmed at Ardoyne in 2008 also starred Brittany Murphy. It would be her last film released before her untimely death. Also starring in the movie are Jason Lewis and Tippi Hendron.

"THE BEST OF ME"

Filmed at Magnolia Plantation, 

this movie is an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Furniture from Ardoyne was sent to Magnolia and used in the movie.

"TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE"

Also filmed at Magnolia, 

this movie won the 

BEST PICTURE OSCAR 

for 2013.

"A LESSON BEFORE DYING"

Based on a novel by 

Ernest J. Gaines, "Lesson" was filmed at Magnolia Plantation and starred Cicily Tyson in this

made-for-TV film.