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Highland Road to close Monday for 'Underground' filming

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, June 04 2015 Jun 4, 2015 June 04, 2015 5:32 PM June 04, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

BATON ROUGE - Filming for a new television series will close Highland Road between Dalrymple Drive Monday.

Highland Road will be closed between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday near the LSU parade grounds. The Baton Rouge Department of Public Works advises drivers to take an alternate route from Dalrymple to Tower Drive to Raphael Semmes.

Sony Picture's 'Underground' follows a group of slaves who plan an escape from a Georgia plantation, according to Film Baton Rouge. The slaves are aided by a secret abolitionist couple who runs a station along the Underground Railroad. Filming locations for Underground include Vacherie, Baton Rouge, and St. Francisville.

'Underground' will star Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Christopher Meloni and Aldis Hodge according to Project Casting. Kanye West agreed to executive producer for the series.

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