There are plenty of exceptions, but California and New York are still the film capitals of the world. Most films are shot there, so they have their premieres there as well. For a film honoring the men and women that lost their lives during the Deepwater Horizon oil explosion, Lionsgate wanted to give back to the community so they shot the film in Louisana, and where else could they have the premiere but in New Orleans.
In the above interview from the premiere Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, and Mike Williams, the survivor of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, who Mark Wahlberg portrays, all talk about how important their film is.
Deepwater Horizon releases tomorrow, September 30, 2016.