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Bossier babies hit the big screen

Arabella and Ever Landrum, 2-year-old twins, are some of Bossier City's most famous residents. They play the baby boy punched in the movie "The Campaign."

"They were cast as baby boy because it was mean to punch a baby girl, but punching a baby boy was more acceptable," said their mother, Amber Dawn Landrum, with a laugh.

Part of the reason they landed the roll is because there are 2 of them.

"Using the twins we could use one for 6 hours and then use another for 6 hours," said Landrum.

If you've seen the movie, you might recognize their mother, too. Amber Dawn Landrum is a professional actress who has landed roles in "Olympus has Fallen" and the show "True Blood." The real life mom also got to play her baby's mother in "The Campaign."

"To bring them into that and introduce them to this world that I have loved for so long, and to share it with them.   It was so unique," said Landrum.

Acting truly is a family affair for the Landrums. The twins' grandmother is their agent. 

"I know everything about them, so it's easy for me to pitch them because I know all about their abilities and their strengths and weaknesses," said Dawn Landrum.

To shoot the baby punching scene took a lot of time and special effects.

"To start it off, we did a day of just taking still shots of every square millimeter of one of their faces so that they could rebuild a CGI baby.   In some of the publicity things what you're seeing isn't an actual baby.   It's a computer generated version," said Landrum.

While the goal is that people won't notice there are 2 different babies, mom knows better.

"As they're running up and fighting and everything every time they cut to me and baby I can tell one time it's Arabella, the next time its Ever," said Landrum.

She says as long as the girls enjoy it, she plans to keep letting them act, but she's not sure if they'll ever have another roll quite like the one in "The Campaign."

The Landrum twins also were in a horror movie called "Dark Circles" that will come out this fall. Click here to follow the twins on Twitter.

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