Brad Pitt showed off what looks like a darker goatee while starting work on his new heist movie, Cogan's Trade in New Orleans this week. The actor is no stranger to the Big Easy; he owns a house there with Angelina Jolie, and the city is also home to his Make It Right project, which helps rebuild homes in the lower ninth ward after Katrina. Check out Brad on set!
Three years after Hurricane Katrina, the first homes built in by Brad Pitt's Make It Right rebuilding project are complete. Touring the building site in the Lower 9th Ward with Angelina and kids in tow this week, one ecstatic grandmother gave Brad a huge hug. She said of her new electric yellow house, "Honey, this is like heaven on earth." She'll be moving into the house with five of her 22 grandkids later this month.
In all, 150 homes will be built on the site destroyed by the broken levees. Six of the homes are near completed and the happy grandma says, "I thank God for Brad Pitt. I gave him a big hug, and I told him how much I appreciate all that he's done for me and my family." The houses cost about $150,000, are built on property still owned by residents, and their monthly payments are based on income and subsidized by Make It Right.
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