Netflix films new comedy in Dominican Republic
Netflix is filming action comedy True Memoirs of an International Assassin on location in the Dominican Republic, doubling the country for Venezuela.
The film stars US comedian Kevin James as a crime writer who finds himself caught in an international assassination plot when his latest novel is mistakenly published as a true story.
Production started last autumn in major US production hub Atlanta, and is scheduled to wrap in the Dominican Republic at the end of next week.
The Dominican Republic is on the eastern side of the Caribbean island Hispaniola, sharing the land mass with Haiti to the west. Producers filming in the country can access a 25% transferable tax credit and the country also offers Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios (pictured).
Adventure movie Z is scheduled to film in the Dominican Republic later this year. The film will be a future-set re-imagining of the classic Zorro folk hero and is set to be written and directed by Jonas Cuaron, who co-wrote the space drama Gravity with his father Alfonso Cuaron.
Recent productions filmed at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios have included 47 Meters Down, which made use of the facility’s 60,500 sq ft water tank. The film tells the story of two sisters trapped in a shark cage on the Mexican seabed.
For more on filming in the Dominican Republic see our production guide.
Image: Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios