According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hurricane Katrina swooped over Florida and slammed into Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Monday, shuttering movie theaters and disrupting filming. Much of the cast and crew of Warner Bros. Pictures' The Reaping -- a Joel Silver production starring Hilary Swank, which had been headquartered in Baton Rouge, La. -- evacuated to hotels in Austin on Sunday. Swank returned to her home in New York.
Meanwhile, key personnel from the CBS telefilm Vampire Bats, starring Lucy Lawless, which had been filming in New Orleans, considered themselves lucky just to have made it as far as Baton Rouge, where they were taken in by residents. By contrast, Katrina's impact on filming in Florida, which it passed over as a Category 1 hurricane late last week, was less disruptive.
Universal Pictures' Miami Vice, directed by Michael Mann and starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, shut down Thursday and Friday but resumed shooting Monday.