Hollywood in love with Istanbul

Following the trend of Hollywood movies set in Istanbul, ‘The Two Faces of January’ set for release in 2013 sees Spiderman star Kirsten Dunst and Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen buck the trend of Hollywood stars who have took to the Grand Bazaar for action packed movies.

the two faces of january

The movie, a thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger – trying to flee the country after one of them is inflicted in the murder of a local police officer is adapted from the 1988 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith.

The movie follows a string of other blockbuster Hollywood movies that have scenes in Istanbul – most notably, James Bond’s new venture in Skyfall, Liam Neeson’s action packed Taken 2, and Oscar tipped Ben Affleck flick Argo.

Being set on two different continents; Asia and Europe, and being home to several different cultures and diversity, Istanbul is fast becoming a favourite amongst Hollywood producers as a spectacular backdrop for scenes in some of the biggest movies of the year.

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