Robert De Niro will soon be in Greece, as a major motion picture featuring the Hollywood star will be shot in the northern Greek region of Drama, cementing the country as an international filming destination for cinema and television.
The action film, which is called “After Exile,” tells the story of a fraught relationship between a father his son, who has just been released from prison, as they try to steer a relative away from a life of crime. De Niro will play the father, while actor Shia LaBeouf will play his son.
It is unclear whether the entire film will be shot in Greece or only a few scenes, but the filming in Greece is set to begin in Spring, likely at the end of March or early April.
Local officials from the northern Greek region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace recently received a request from the film’s production company to shoot in the area.
Robert De Niro film “After Exile” to be shot in Greece
Local businesses and hotels in Drama, which is located in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, are expecting around 300 people, including cast and crew, to descend on the region in Spring for filming.
This is not the only movie to be filmed in Greece recently. Hollywood film “The Expendables 4” was filmed in Thessaloniki in November. A set has been constructed on the east side of the city where the cast and crew filmed their scenes over the course of the two weeks.
The city hosted several of Hollywood’s brightest stars, with Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Megan Fox, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Tony Jaa and Andy Garcia all participating in the Thessaloniki filming. Franchise creator Sylvester Stallone also participated in the shoot, although it was the last time he worked on the series.
De Niro has also personally invested in Greece, with a Nobu Hotel that will open on the island of Santorini this Spring.
Nobu is a rising name in terms of luxury hotels, but it is already well known in the dining world as an international chain of high-end sushi restaurants.
The business Nobu Hospitality was born out of collaboration between the restaurant’s head chef, Nobu Matsuhisa, Actor De Niro, and businessman Meir Teper.
While Nobu began with luxury restaurants in the US, the company soon expanded, opening up luxury restaurants across the world in cities like Mexico City, Beijing, and Istanbul.
After success in the restaurant business, the business expanded into hotels in 2013. Their latest project, in Santorini, Greece, will be the 26th Nobu Hotel in the world, and the tenth in Europe.
Located in the village of Imerovigli, which provides some of the most beautiful views of the entire island, the Nobu Hotel will also feature a signature Nobu Restaurant, luxury spa, and fitness center.