After attracting famous locals like Madonna and, more recently, even Britain’s Princess Eugenie, Portugal now has a chance to become an international film hub. Proof of this is that Netflix chose the capital, Lisbon, as the main setting for one of its biggest projects for this year: the filming of “Heart of Stone,” an action thriller starring Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan (50 Shades). Off Grey) acted. ) which will have scenes shot in the Mauraria neighborhood of the Portuguese capital.
Directed by Tom Harper and on a budget of approximately US$100 million (R$480.2 million), the film’s shooting began in March in the United Kingdom, with the Icelandic capital Reykjavik as a setting. But it is in Portuguese land that most of its plot will be set up, due to the fact that, among other factors, it is a very affordable place to rent.
With a cast that also includes British actress Sophie Okonedo and German actor Matthias Schweghofer, “Heart of Stone” is being produced by Skydance Media, owned by David Ellison, Oracle co-founder and currently the seventh-most The elderly man is Larry Ellison’s son. The world is prosperous, with an estimated net worth of US$98.7 billion (R$473.9 billion). The idea of the streaming giant is to turn the film into a franchise, as long as its acceptance by the public is enough to do so.