Dunst to star in film set in Istanbul

Dunst to star in film set in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Dunst to star in film set in Istanbul

Actress Kirsten Dunst is starring in ‘Two Faces of January.’

Scenes for a new psychological thriller will be shot in Istanbul’s Fatih neighborhood, according to a written statement by the Fatih Municipality.

The film, “Two Faces of January,” adapted from world-renowned writer Patricia Highsmith’s 1988 novel with the same name, tells the adventure of three people escaping from the police in Greece and Istanbul.

Filming sites in Turkey include Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, Egyptian Bazaar, Rüstem Paşa Mosque, Yeni Mosque, Istanbul University and Mercan, and filming will take place in the city between Oct. 22 and Nov. 14. The film’s Turkey production will be managed by Az Celtic Films. Shooting will also take place in Crete, Athens and London.

The film is directed by Hossein Amini, produced by Robyn Slovo and stars Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen, who played Aragon in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

The film is described on its website: “Three of them are waiting. Rydal Keener is waiting for something exciting to happen in his grubby little Athens hotel. At forty-odd, Chester MacFarland has been waiting much longer, expecting his life of stock manipu¬lation and fraud to catch up with him. And Colette, Chester’s wife, is waiting for something altogether different.”