Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan Set to Film in Croatia!

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They will arrive to the Croatian island of Vis in September, together with Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried, to film the sequel of the famous musical “Mamma Mia!”, named “Mamma Mia: Here we go Again,” and stay there until around mid-October

The movie will be set at several locations on the island: three in Komiža, three in Vis Town, Barjoška Bay and the famous Stiniva Bay, as Jutarnji List reported on July 18, 2017.

Vis will “play” the Greek island Kalokairi, with the main acting crew remaining the same, but directed this time by Brit Ol Parker. A suitable attractive villa for the accommodation of Hollywood diva Meryl Streep is still being sought on the island.

Rumors say a palace in Vis Town was selected for her, but was not suitable. Others say another palace in the same town has already been booked, known as Jakinovi Dvori, where famous Croatian author Ranko Marinković was born. It is likely another important crew member will share the villa with her, most probably the director.

There is also the possibility that Streep will be accommodated on a yacht, in case an adequate house is not found. There is also the issue that filming will begin while the season is still in swing, so most attractive villas on the island will be booked.

This will be Meryl Streep’s second working visit to Croatia, after she filmed “Sophia’s Choice” in Samobor in 1982, for which she won the Oscar for Best Actor.

Pierce Brosnan stated he is very much looking forward to filming the sequel of the musical.

“I am exceptionally delighter. It’s terrible how much fun we had the first time,” said Brosnan for USA Today and added: “The world is ready for ‘Mamma Mia 2’ and to hear me sing again.”

The entire island, as real estate agencies disclosed, has many attractive houses rented for the film crew or as filming locations, with some of the crew already there.

It is expected that some 700 people will arrive to the island for filming purposes.

“We are delighted at the arrival of such guests to Vis. I don’t doubt we will find accommodation for them as the island has 4.000 beds,” said Ivo Fiamengo, director of the Vis Town tourist board.

From Tuesday to Friday an extra casting will be held on the island, inviting locals of all ages to attend, and although the advert does not specify the movie, everyone already knows what it is. The advert invites Mediterranean types, and women are asked to arrive with their hair down and minimal make-up.

Filming of the first part of “Mamma Mia!” cost 52 million dollars, while it grossed over 600 million and is the fifth biggest earner since 2008.


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