UPDATED TRAFFIC ALERT: Downtown Shreveport streets to close for 'Olympus' filming

UPDATED TRAFFIC ALERT: Downtown Shreveport streets to close for 'Olympus' filming
Once 'White House Taken,' the film's working title is now 'Olympus Has Fallen'
Once 'White House Taken,' the film's working title is now 'Olympus Has Fallen'

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Rain delays have forced moviemakers to extend their filming dates in downtown Shreveport, which means continued detours and road closures for the filming of 'Olympus Has Fallen.'

The action thriller stars Gerard Butler, Dylan McDermott and Aaron Eckhart. Butler will play an ex-Secret Service agent fighting to defend the White House from terrorists. It's Millennium Studio's latest and biggest project yet.

The following is the latest film production shooting schedule for Tuesday, July 24:

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.:

Interruptions of traffic on Marshall Street between Milam and Texas Street 

Interruptions of traffic on McNeil Street between Milam and Texas Street 

Interruptions of traffic on Texas Street between Marshall and McNeil Street 

From 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday drivers on the following streets should expect road closures because of special effects that include gunfire, smoke and explosions:

Milam Street between Marshall and McNeil

Cotton Street between Common and Louisiana

Drivers are advised to avoid these streets during filming by taking alternate routes.

This schedule is subject to change, depending upon the weather.

Filming is expected to begin soon at a replica set of the White House, currently under construction in Bossier City on Walker Drive at Arthur Ray Teague Parkway near the CenturyLink Center.

Walker Place will be also made to look like Pennsylvania Avenue. Some additional road closures are expected when filming when filming begins there.

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