Rabat - The trailer of “Army of One,” a new movie from Oscar winning actor Nicolas Cage and shot in Morocco, was released on YouTube last week.
Rabat – The trailer of “Army of One,” a new movie from Oscar winning actor Nicolas Cage and shot in Morocco, was released on YouTube last week.
The nearly three-minute trailer features Morocco as one of the film’s most prominent locations in which scenes from the surreal comedy thriller were filmed.
Morocco’s red city, Marrakech, appears as a City in Pakistan where Cage plays the role of Gary Faulkner, an American construction worker, who is on a mission from “God” to capture Osama Bin Laden.
Based on a true story, Gary Faulkner appears taking a stroll through the streets of Marrakech on the back of a donkey, hunting down Osama Bin Laden. He crosses the Afghanistan Mountains armed with a pistol, a sword, night vision goggles, and a map. His mission, however, is interrupted when he iscaught near the Afghani border.
“Army of One” is directed by American filmmaker and writer Larry Charles. Featuring as co-stars alongside Cage are Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Russel Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Ken Marino (Agent Carter), Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), and Paul Scheer (Fresh Off the Boat).
Last week, Chilean Radio Cooperativa said, “Morocco has become the preferred destination for international directors to shoot the scenes that are supposed to take place in Iran, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.”
Over the past years, many blockbuster movies have been shot in Moroccan territory, including “Mission Impossible-Rogue Nation” starring Tom Cruise, Prison Break,” “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” and “Les Nouvelles Aventures d’Aladin.”
Last year, The Guardian ranked Morocco among the Top 10 Destinations for worldwide filmmakers. Many regard the country as an “exotic” and “spiritual” place by virtue of its unique landscapes and ancient cities, such as Ouarzazate, which is known as the “Moroccan Hollywood.”
Well-known hit films such as “Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Man Would Be King,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” and “Babel” have all been shot in Ouarzazate.
“Army of One” will be available from November 4.
Edited by Constance Guindon