Kiwi stars hit Europe for new projects

Ricardo Simich,
Spy News,
Publish Date
Saturday, 25 March 2017, 3:12PM
Karl Urban in Bulgaria.
Karl Urban in Bulgaria.

Kiwi expat stars Karl Urban, Rose McIver and Anna Hutchison may be based in Hollywood but the trio will have a fair few European stamps in their passports with their latest film projects.

Urban has wrapped filming a movie called Stoic in Bulgaria, in which he stars alongside Antonio Banderas. The movie is full of mixed martial arts and its director Isaac Florentine is known for his fantastic fight scenes. Banderas plays Frank Valera, a fast-talking lawyer who transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge. Urban got into top shape to play Strode, and posted a picture on the last day of filming, looking cut in a boxing ring. Next up for the Star Trek star is filming The Hangman. He will star alongside Al Pacino, who will play a homicide detective who teams up with Urban’s criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the game.

iZombie star McIver has been in Romania for several weeks and is filming a top-secret movie for Netflix.

Rose McIver and Anna Hutchinson.

Spy hears it is a fantasy, which seems more in line with her previous role in Once Upon a Time as Tinkerbell than that of a brain-eating zombie.

Hutchison, who recently had rave reviews for playing a rape victim in a new Nicolas Cage movie, is lighting things up in a comedy, which is due to start shooting in Scotland soon.