John Boorman’s Queen and Country Joins Films Shooting Romania

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BUCHAREST: John Boorman, who started shooting Queen and Country in Shepperton, England, is set to continue production in Romania on 9 October 2013 with Castel Film providing facilities.

The mid-sized budget independent film from Merlin Film will spend some six weeks in Romania.

Queen and Country is an autobiographical drama set in the 1950’s, nine years after Boorman’s 1987 Oscar-nominated Hope and Glory, telling the story of a young man who joins the National Service. Caleb Landry-Jones, Tamsin Eggerton and Vanessa Kirby play the main characters. The premiere is planned for 2014.

After a slow start to the year, international productions have returned to Castel Film with the second season of the mini-series The Girls Guide to Depravity shot for Cinemax, and two feature films produced by Universal and set for DVD release: Mike Elliott’s The Scorpion King: The Lost Throne (shot in summer) and Colin Teague’s Dragon Heart which completes shooting next week.