Location shooting on Pierre Morel’s “From Paris With Love”, starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, has been postponed according to a spokesman says The Hollywood Reporter.
The $55 million thriller about a young embassy worker and a U.S. secret agent on a high-risk mission in Paris was set for an 11-week shoot in and around the capital.
However ten stunt and special effects vehicles left in a stadium parking lot and in adjacent streets in the town of Montfermeil northeast of Paris were torched by arsonists before dawn Monday.
The town, one of the nation’s toughest housing projects, has yet to recover economically after being badly hit by several days of rioting three years ago.
Writer-producer Luc Besson an his company have packed up their things and headed out of the region. Europacorp has said only that filming of the housing project scenes is suspended pending a review.