Filming on the new James Bond film has left the UK for now and moved to the town of Matera, Italy.
Publicity photos of stars Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux along with director Cary Joji Fukunaga have gone online in the location where they will be shooting for a short while.
The ancient south-eastern Italian town is expected to provide the backdrop for the film’s opening pre-titles sequence. Once a slum, the Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano districts of Matera are now a thriving tourist attraction – a network of whitewashed caves inhabited since the Paleolithic era forged into a town of labyrinth-like alleyways, interconnected loops, majestic arches, piazzas and courtyards.
Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge penned the script for the film which also stars Rami Malek as the villain along with the returns of Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), and Ben Whishaw (Q).
Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch and Billy Magnussen also star in the film opening April 8th 2020.
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