The movie “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell” has lined up for a hot summer shoot in Shreveport. The feature will be in production July 21 through Aug. 29.
Check out their hilarious production blog here.
The movie is based on a book of true short stories by Tucker Max, who is producing and writing the movie. The feature will be directed by Bob Gosse.
The book is currently no. 10 on The New York Times bestseller list for paperback nonfiction -- a three-year run, no less -- and is billed as “reflections of a self-absorbed, drunken womanizer.”
"We take a lot of elements and incidents from the book, but it is not a direct adaptation of the story," Tucker wrote in an email.
He said his production chose Shreveport for similar reasons than everybody else. “Great rebate, and a cheap place to film,” Tucker wrote. “We only have a $6 million budget so every bit helps.”
I also asked him if there was a connection between Shreveport and hell we didn't know about. "You live there, you can speak to that better than me," Tucker said. "I have a buddy who served at Barksdale, he says it's only a stone throw from hell."
I take it his buddy found my Hello Kitty shrine.
The team should arrive in The Shreve within a week for preproduction. If you're crew and need a job, send your resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.