Traffic controls, prop guns planned for ‘Queen of the South’ filming near Louis Armstrong Park

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Traffic controls will be in place near Louis Armstrong Park, where filming of “Queen of the South” is planned Monday and will have actors using prop guns, although no gunfire or simulated gunfire will occur.

Depending on the weather, filming will occur between the approximate hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Louis Armstrong Park located at 701 N. Rampart St.

Intermittent traffic controls will be in effect between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. along North Rampart Street at St. Peter, St. Ann, St. Philip and Dumaine streets; and on Essence Way at St. Ann and St. Peter streets.

The film shoot will be conducted by Breakout Kings Productions, whose crews will have base camp and vehicles on a private lot, although the company has contracted with New Orleans to temporarily restrict parking on nearby streets.

Work trucks, equipment and picture during preparation, filming and wrap will be parked along both sides of the 1200 block of St. Peter Street, or alongside the Municipal Auditorium, between Essence Way and Basin Street until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9; and along the the 800 block of North Rampart Street closest to the lake between St. Ann and St. Peter streets.

Additionally, law enforcement will be on hand to ensure public safety and to help facilitate production work.