Memphis…The New Hollywood?


And you thought they were filming a lot in DC?

Hustle & Flow writer/director Craig Brewer will begin filming his new movie in Memphis, the same location where he filmed Hustle

His new film, entitled Black Snake Moan will be filmed on a soundstage being built in The Pyramid, former home of the Memphis Grizzlies.

The film, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and Memphis boy Justin Timberlake, is a comedy about a white nymphomaniac (Ricci), her boyfriend (Timberlake) and an older black blues musician who supposedly can cure her (Jackson). The movie will be released in 2006.

Brewer is also currently working on a film entitled Step In The Name of Love, which is a Saturday Night Fever-like film based on the Chicago-created dance of steppin'.