When it comes to movie stars, there aren't many more beloved than Tom Hanks. Hanks' next movie "Greyhound" is set to be filmed right down the street in Baton Rouge.

Two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks new movie "Greyhound" is a World War II naval drama. Hanks also scripted the movie.

Pre-production for the film began today, and filming aboard the USS Kidd and other Baton Rouge locations is slated to begin in March of 2018.

From KATC -

Hanks will star as the troubled commander of a Navy destroyer, the USS Greyhound, soon after the United States entered World War II. The story takes place as the Greyhound is escorting a military convoy across the Atlantic Ocean in 1942 when the shipping lanes between America and its European allies were imperiled by German submarines.

In addition to the excitement of having Tom Hanks running around and hanging out in South Louisiana, the production will employ roughly 250 people and will bring in millions to the area.