MOROCCO / Several foreign films being shot

production_cinemaMorocco is currently hosting some of the filming Ang Lee’s new film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” in Ourzazate, with American actor Vin Diesel in the role of the soldier Shroom. The film is an adaptation of Ben Fountain’s book “End of half time for Billy Lynn soldier” about a 19 year old American soldier, Billy Lynn, and his company. Having survived an attack by Iraqi insurgents, they are made heroes, repatriated to the United States at the request of George W. Bush to promote the US military during a “Victory Tour”, before returning to the front.

The next James Bond film, “Spectre” with Daniel Craig playing the secret agent 007 alongside Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux, is also currently filming on Moroccan soil in the city of Tangier. Other scenes should be shot in Erfoud.

Meanwhile Casablanca will host the filming of several scenes of the Bollywood film “Dishoom” by Rohit Dhawan. The cast has three stars of Indian cinema: John Abraham, Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez.

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