Movie planned about the 200-year-old Battle of New Orleans
BATON ROUGE - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says a major motion picture is in the works about the Battle of New Orleans.
Ken and Fred Atchity, of Atchity Brothers Entertainment, will produce the feature film, "Andrew Jackson - Battle of New Orleans," based on military historian Ron Drez's latest book, "The War of 1812: Conflict And Deception."
The project is endorsed by the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission.
Andrew Jackson arrived in New Orleans in December 1814 to discover a local force in place with fewer than 1,000 soldiers. In two weeks, he put together an army to face the grand British force. The battle ended with a U.S. victory on Jan. 8, 1815.
The Atchity brothers are expected to announce actors and directors soon for their movie.