The Istria Times Sinke

It has been almost nine long years since world-known actor Morgan Freeman has visited Croatia. Before leaving, he made a promise of return, touched by generosity of locals and beautiful landscapes. It seems that famous celebrity intends to keep his promise. According to rumors, he is on his way to Croatia, or more precisely to its northwest region of Istria. Morgan Freeman will join a lenghty list of celebrities that work on the movie The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard including Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Syan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Frank Grillo. It is unknown which of these famous individuals will visit Croatia, but we’ll share our little selection of celebrity gossip.

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There are no official confirmations at this time, but it has been acknowledged that a large film production will take place in Istria during April. The foreign company has already recieved location permits for making the movie, while the crew will be stationed in prestigious Istrian Hotels Monte Mulini, Lone and Grand Park Hotel Rovinj.

While nobody can confirm that this movie-making caravan is indeed tasked with making The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, timetables seem to confirm this. In addition to London and some locations in Italy, Croatia has been signed as one of the filming places for this movie.

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As for the film itself, it is a sequel to a 2017 sleeper hit action-comedy¬† The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Dealing with the intrigues in the world of hitmans and bodyguards, the movie managed to earn more than 170 million dollars in Box office alone (compared to $70 million cost of production). ¬†Director Patrick Hughes and screenplay writer Tom O’Conner ally their wits once more, this time putting their heroes against nationalistic leader that aims to release personal vendetta on entire European continent.

Be it true or false, if you are a fan of aforementioned celebrities it may be a good choice to visit Istria in upcoming time. You never know who you might meet on a coffee terrace in Rovinj.

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