SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) _ Fresh off Robert Redford's ``The Legend of Bagger Vance,'' Savannah is extending its Southern hospitality to another film project.

Filming will start in February on ``The Gift,'' written by Billy Bob Thornton and starring Cate Blanchett. The $10 million film about a woman in Arkansas with psychic abilities will be directed by Sam Raimi.

Thornton won a 1997 Academy Award for writing ``Sling Blade,'' in which he also starred. Ms. Blanchett earned an acting nomination last year for ``Elizabeth.''

Savannah was showcased recently in ``Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil'' and this year's ``Forces of Nature'' and ``A Civil Action.'' Location shooting for Redford's $70 million film ended in November.