‘The Lucky One’ is a romantic drama movie that tells the story of two lovers meeting under unusual circumstances. It starts with a U.S. naval sergeant. Logan Thibault returns home with a photo of a woman he does not know. However, he finds her, and within a few days, love blossoms. It is based on Nicholas Sparks’ 2008 novel of the same name, and like most of the author’s stories, ‘Lucky’ is set against a town with modest but beautiful film scenes as well. The Lucky One.
The Lucky One Movie Filming Locations
‘The Lucky One’ was filmed in Louisiana, with more shooting taking place in Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, and Nevada. The main filming took place on October 13, 2010, and continued until December 21, 2010. Although the book is based in North Carolina, the movie is moving to Louisiana.
A large part of ‘The Lucky One’ was recorded in parts of Louisiana. The area known as Houmas House and Gardens, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, served as a photo booth during a garden party. Located at 40136 LA-942, Darrow, the farm doubles as Clayton Estate in the film. Founded in the 1840s, it has a Greek revival reserve outside a garden that includes gardens, lodges, and fine restaurants.
Logan’s house is apparently the residence of Camp Salmen Nature Park. Located at 35122 Parish Parkway in Slidell, it is a wooded park with a playground, walkways, and an event theater. Another incident took place in a French-Creole commercial area located in the park. The film includes St. Joseph Benedictine Abbey, a Benedictine abbey located in Saint Benedict. Ben’s little treehouse was around the pool that covered the abbey.
Additional scenes were recorded in Madisonville, and those that included church scenes were taken from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Abita Springs. Creedmoor Plantation, Bayou Road in St Bernard, and Port Eads Lighthouse are two other places you may notice in the movie. A few scenes appear to have been filmed in New Orleans, named “Big Easy.” It lies in the Mississippi River and is preferred for its healthy nightlife and spicy food.
Film distributor Warner Bros. started from North Carolina to Louisiana, apparently because they wanted to make money from the Louisiana film-making tax. Director Scott Hicks said Nicholas Sparks really welcomed the change without mentioning the mental exercise that changed the story to suit Louisiana.
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