25. 05. 12. - 16:10
New Dany Boon comedy to be filmed in Austria
The French film star Dany Boon, one of the highest paid actors in Europe after his hit film "Welcome to the Sticks", is filming in Salzburg.
French Quad Productions announced that Boon will be shooting the comedy in Salzburg as well as the nearby Golling (Tennengau) and Flachau (Pongau) areas.
The film will be called "Le Volcan" (The Volcano) and will premier during the beginning of next year (2013).
The film’s producer, Arno Ortmair, said that the film will be a "brisk and snappy comedy" in which the main character (Boon) is forced to drive from Munich to Athens in a rental car together with his ex-wife.
The pair are travelling to their daughter's wedding but are forced to make a stop in Germany.
Ortmair did not mention any provincial funding from Salzburg, but it is marginal – significantly lower than the funding received by the Tom Cruise movie "Knight and Day" - which was also filmed in Salzburg.