The newest addition to the NFL Films universe, NFL Films’ New Orleans, Louisiana film tells the story of the Saints in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
The new film, titled Saints, is directed by James Foley (The Hobbit, The Mummy) and written by Foley, who also directed the first two films in the series.
The first film was released in 2012 and was a critical and commercial smash, earning $1.8 billion at the box office.
New Orleans is the second film in the Saints franchise after the 2009 reboot Saints.
The Saints returned to the NFC South in 2011 with a 3-1 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl XLVIII.
The Saints have also played a part in the NFL franchise’s history.
The franchise has been featured on television, with the Saints and the New England Patriots playing in Superbowl XXXV.
New Orleans has also hosted a parade for the NFL and the Saints have played on a field known as the St. Louis Saints Field.
The film is also a follow up to Saints: The Game that Changed America, which starred Tom Hanks and starred David Oyelowo.
It was the first film directed by the duo, who have worked together on films such as The Hangover Part III and The Big Short.
A New Orleans native, Foley graduated from St. John’s University in 2013.
He is the grandson of the late Oscar-winning actor Peter Foley, and he has been a regular on the NFL Network since the 1990s.
He is currently shooting Saints: No More Tears, a film set to premiere later this year.