Filming Locations: Where was The Highwaymen filmed?

Where was The Highwaymen filmed
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Netflix’s new period movie The Highwaymen, is far from a remake of previous films about Bonnie and Clyde. Based on true events, the story focuses on the point of view of retired Texas Ranger Frank Hamer and former colleague Maney Gault, as they embark on a quest to capture the infamous outlaws.

Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Rookie), the 1930's-based film was originally set up to star Robert Redford and Paul Newman in the lead, but Newman's death in 2008 postponed the project and Redford left the production. Finally, Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson were cast to replace the legendary actors. The movie also features Kathy Bates, Kim Dickens, John Carroll Lynch, William Sadler and Thomas Mann.

Most of The Highwaymen was filmed in several locations around Louisiana, although the shoot also took place in Texas and Oklahoma, which are some of the states where the movie is set:

The Highwaymen town
The Old Louisiana Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge is actually a fairly new edifice, built in 1963. However, the gubernatorial residence was designed following the Greek Revival style, as many houses constructed in the state at the beginning of the 19th century.
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The Highwaymen locations
The Highwaymen was also filming scenes in the historic district of Donaldsonville, doubling as an impoverished neighborhood in Dallas. The house pictured is located at 603 St Patrick St. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


The Highwaymen city
The small shotgun houses from the sequence on the top image are very close from the house, in Lessard St. Bonnie's father gas station is around the corner at 505 Charles St. Image courtesy of Google Maps


The Highwaymen Courthouse
At first we couldn't find this location. The street and the buildings around the historic Beauregard Courthouse in St Bernard were added digitally in post-production.
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The Highwaymen shooting locations
There is a scene with the duo crossing the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma. This sequence was shot in an old steel-framed bridge over Brazos River near Newcastle. The Young County Bridge has been shuttered for almost 40 years, informs local newspaper Star-Telegram.
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The Highwaymen Louisiana
The scenes in Coffeyville, Kansas were filmed in downtown Hammond (Louisiana).
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The Highwaymen movie locations
Some sections of the film were recorded in the historical Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation in Thibodaux. According to Wikipedia, up to 135 slaves lived and worked on the property before the American Civil War (1861-1865). Image courtesy of Kevin O'Mara - Map




The Highwaymen film location
Oh, spoiler! - The movie was also filmed in the original site of the ambush in Par Road 300 in Gibsland (Bienville Parish), where Bonnie & Clyde were shot to death in 1934. The mythical place is marked by a small monument. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Where is The Highwaymen set
The filmmakers took N Columbia St in downtown Covington, and transformed some storefronts to shot the last scene of the movie. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


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  1. A lot was filmed in St. Bernard Parish. The most notable if you are familiar with the area was the historic Courthouse. https://www.visitstbernard.com/listings/play/historic-beauregard-courthouse

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  2. Within the courthouse scene, The Courthouse Cafe in Lufkin Texas is embedded. Woody Harrelson even mentions The Courthouse Cafe and our pies.

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