Ethan Hawke to film hitman drama in South Africa
Actor Ethan Hawke will film new sci-fi action drama 24 Hours to Live on location in South Africa this summer.
Hawke will star as a hitman brought back from the dead for a single day in order to wreak revenge on the crime syndicate that murdered his family. The film has been selling to international markets this week at the Berlinale.
South Africa is one of the southern hemisphere’s central production hubs and is frequently used as a double for international locations, including the US.
Cape Town Film Studios offers sound stages of up to 22,600 sq ft and has hosted three seasons of the hit pirate drama Black Sails.
Homeland spent a season doubling Cape Town for Pakistan and in the last few months the UK TV drama Tutankhamun used South Africa as a stand-in for 1920s Egypt.
For more on filming in South Africa see our production guide.
Image: Ethan Hawke in Predestination (2014) Ben King/Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions