Movie Planned About The 200-Year-Old Battle Of New Orleans

BATON ROUGE (AP) — 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 Advocate’s Mark Ballard reports the project is endorsed by the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission.

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         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.

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