The Hitman’s’ Bodyguard, a movie released in 2017 starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson was a sleeper hit, making well over a hundred million dollars worldwide, despite mixed reviews. And, as we know is the case in today’s Hollywood, any movie even remotely resembling a hit will get a sequel sooner or later. So, here comes The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard!
The key figures in the production of the sequel are more or less the same: two of the biggest stars are here, so is Salma Hayek (probably with the even bigger role in the sequel, based solely on the title of the movie) and directing again is a talented young director Patrick Hughes. After several complications and delays, the filming of the sequel finally started last week, and the reason we’re reporting on that is that one of the locations where the scenes of the movie will be shot is the Istrian town of Rovinj!
Rovinj will, reportedly, double for a town in Italy. Some scenes will be shot in Italy as well, in Bulgaria, the UK and in early May the production is supposed to move to Rijeka and Zagreb, as some scenes will also be shot in those towns! So far there have not been any reports of the stars’ sightings in Rovinj, where they are supposed to arrive this weekend. Jutarnji list reports that they have arrived on Saturday afternoon, but they’ve not yet been seen. They are expected to be staying in Hotel Lone or Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, the newest and the most luxurious hotel in the town.
Croatia is still, obviously, doing some good work that is continually bringing several big TV or movie productions to get filmed here. One of the first big shows to be filmed in Croatia in recent years was the Game of Thrones, whose final season is just about to be premiered, and even after that production has wrapped-up, we still see big stars filming in Croatia! The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is just the latest in the long list.