Anthony Mackie, star of ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ and the upcoming Captain America, plans to open his own film production studio in his hometown of New Orleans.
News of the facility on a 20-acre lot in east New Orleans was first reported over the weekend by llocal outlets in new orleans and confirmed by the city mayor LaToya Cantrellas well as official city land records.
“It’s amazing,” Cantrell wrote. “The influx of productions will not only bring economic growth but also job opportunities!”
A representative for Mackie did not immediately respond to a request for comment to provide additional details about the film studio.
Mackie will next be seen in Peacock’s “Twisted Metal” series based on the video game franchise, and he’s also making his directorial debut on a film called “Spark” about civil rights icon Claudette Colvin, who the escape “King Richard” Saniyya Sidney tied to play.
It is unclear what projects could be filmed at Mackie’s New Orleans lot or its expected completion date.
“Spark” will examine how Colvin was arrested on March 2, 1955, when she was just 15 in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded, segregated bus. This happened nine months before Rosa Parks did the same thing that led to the Montgomery Bus boycotts.
Mackie will also host the 2022 CMT Music Awards alongside Kelsea Ballerini. The awards show airs April 11 on CBS.