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Rome Filming (1)

19th February 2015

Filming in Rome kicked off today with SPECTRE shooting a funeral scene with Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci

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SPECTRE filming took place today near the Museo Della Civilta Romana (Museum of Roman Civilization). The location was a late substitute for the city's Verano cemetery after a religious order called the Archconfraternity of the Departed vetoed use of it. Conveniently, the museum is temporarily closed in preparation for the redevelopment work of the building to bring it in to compliance with regulations.

That did not stop paparazzi from snapping Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci film a funeral scene for the 24th James Bond film, who camped out nearby Piazza Giovanni Agnelli with long lenses at the ready. The crew had assembled a make-shift mausoleum between the columns with fake headstones the day before shooting, to convert the location in to a cemetery.

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SPECTRE (2015) is the new James Bond film and the 24th in the series. It will be the fourth outing for Daniel Craig as 007, and the second film to be directed by Sam Mendes from a screenplay by John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade. The new MI6 team of Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner) and Ben Whishaw (Q) are all reprising their roles. The cast will include Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott and Christoph Waltz. Production commences on December 8th 2014, with location work as early as 5th January 2015 in Austria. The film will also shoot on location in: Erfoud and Tangier, Morocco; Rome, Italy and Mexico City, Mexico. SPECTRE is scheduled for release on 7th November 2015.

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