Several readers wrote in to tell me that the Django Unchained production has moved filming to Evergreen Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, outside of New Orleans.
The National Park Service has a good description of Evergreen Plantation on their website:
Evergreen is significant not only because of the existence of its main building [pictured above] along River Road, but also because of the remains of the plantation complex. With two pigeonniers (structures used by upper-class French for housing pigeons), two garconieries (dwellings for a family’s young boys), a privy, a kitchen, a guesthouse, an overseer’s house, and a double row of 22 slave cabins, Evergreen is unique. It is one of only a handful of plantations that evoke what major plantations resembled in the antebellum period of America’s history.
Sounds like the perfect place to film Calvin Candie’s home.
According to the Evergreen Plantation’s official website, the plantation will be closed to due to filming on Februrary 23-24, and on Feburary 27 – March 9. Local readers should be aware that Highway 18 in front of the plantation will be closed from Feburary 27 – March 9.
Reader Kate mentioned in a previous comment that the upcoming movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was filmed here last summer.
(Image Credits: New Orleans Plantation Country)