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Daniel Craig Pays a Visit to Greek Consulate Ahead of Filming in Greece

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Daniel Craig pictured with the Greek Consul General Konstantinos Koutras. Credit: Twitter/@GreeceinNewYork

Actor Daniel Craig visited the Greek Consulate in New York City on Thursday to obtain a visa ahead of filming in Greece next month. The British actor’s visit was deemed necessary after the recent Brexit regulations.

Craig stars in “Knives Out 2,” together with actor and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr. The movie is filming in Greece this summer.

In preparation for when the cameras start rolling, Daniel Craig met with the Greek Consul General of New York, Konstantinos Koutras.

The official twitter account for the consulate shared an image of the event online:

Daniel Craig filming “Knives Out 2” in Greece

The famous English actor who has endeared himself to audiences around the world as James Bond, is expected to come to Greece in June. The crew of the production of the film is expected to be in Greece’s Porto Heli, a famous resort town of southern Greece, later in the month. The production of the film is expected to wrap in Greece by July or August of 2021.

The English actor is also expected to visit the iconic island of Spetses, in addition to Porto Heli. The town of Porto Heli is a popular summer resort town in the municipality of Ermionis in the southeastern part of Argolis, in the Peloponnesian peninsula of Greece.

The original film ”Knives Out” was a 2019 mystery set in America, written and directed by Rian Johnson, and produced by Johnson and Ram Bergman.

Its main story follows a master detective who investigates the death of the patriarch of a wealthy – and rather spectacularly dysfunctional – family.

The many-layered, cleverly-written film featured an ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.

Greece to become a filming hub

Up to eighteen international movies will be shot in Greece in 2021, confirming the industry’s demand for the country’s nearly endless variety of stunning landscapes and monuments.

The director of the Hellenic Cinema Center, Venia Vergou, said orecently that the expected revenues from foreign productions in 2021 could reach 90 million euros ($106 million).

She added that this foreign interest creates a “positive domino effect” that will help attract further productions.

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