Rabat – Morocco is set to welcome yet another Hollywood production. American actor, singer, and filmmaker, Johnny Depp, will soon fly to the kingdom with British actors Robert Pattinson and Mark Rylance to shoot “Waiting for the Barbarians,” produced by Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra.
“We hope to start shooting at the end of the year in Morocco. It will be my first film outside of Colombia and in English,” said the director in a statement to AFP.
Robert Pattinson and Mark Rylance will be the stars of this film, and shooting will begin in autumn. As for Depp, he contacted the Colombian producer to work under his direction and appear in the movie.
This political thriller inspired by apartheid in South Africa, tells the story of a British judge in a small colonial town, helpless in the face of an officer who provokes a war to kickstart his career.
The movie is an adaptation of the novel of the same name published in 1980 and written by South African writter John Maxwell, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 2003.
This will be Guerra’s first feature film in English. In 2016, the producer won the Oscar for best non-English film for his movie “El abrazo de la serpiente,” which was presented this year at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes.
“Waiting for the Barbarians” isn’t the only Hollywood movie that will be filmed this year in Morocco.
The famous Keanu Reeves’s saga “John Wick” is revving up for round three in the kingdom. The Canadian actor is set to shoot in the North African country, following filming in Japan and Montreal beginning April 25.