Salma Hayek and Hollywood Co-stars Reveling in Rovinj (PHOTOS)

Daniela Rogulj

April 13, 2019 – As you may already know, “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” which is the sequel to the 2017 action comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” began filming in Rovinj at the beginning of the month. The film, which is directed by Patrick Hughes, features Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, and Samuel L. Jackson to name a few. Set to debut in 2020, it is one of the largest film projects Croatia has seen, reported Jutarni List at the beginning of April. 

“The filming in Croatia, which is planned for 49 days, will last until the end of May. In addition to Rovinj, locations in Zagreb, Rijeka and the surrounding area of Karlovac will be used for the film,” said the producer of the film, Igor A. Nola, from MP Film Productions. 

Our locations, Nola adds, play Italy, the Mediterranean, as well as Croatia. More than 220 Croatian film professionals are part of the production, and more than 760 extras will be engaged.

As the Croatian Audiovisual Center (HAVC) points out, the project was reported as an incentives program to encourage investment in the production of audiovisual works, which was carried out by HAVC in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture. 

The famous cast hasn’t been shy about sharing the beauty of Croatia on their Instagram pages. Notably, Hayek has managed to share a photo every day from the Rovinj film set to her 9.7 million followers.

Hayek called Rovinj a “magical location”, and was even seen grocery shopping on Friday. Namely, one of the scenes was filmed at a market located at the entrance to Rovinj’s old town center. 

Some of the local products even caught the actor’s attention. You can see the photos on T.portal

Hayek also shared a new friend she made in Croatia, which you can see below. 

Samuel L. Jackson also couldn’t help but share the beauty of Rovinj with his 5 million Instagram followers. 

“This new location looks promising! Croatia is lovely at first glance,” Jackson wrote.

The crew is excepted to visit Croatia’s capital on May 1. 

“The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” should hit cinemas in the first half of 2020.

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