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Samuel L Jackson movie to film in Costa Rica

Costa RicaSamuel L Jackson is set to co-star in new political feature The Last Full Measure, which will film in Atlanta and Costa Rica.

The film is a political drama following the true-life efforts to have the Medal of Honor awarded posthumously to William Pitsenbarger, a soldier who saved lives during a vicious firefight in the Vietnam War in the mid-1960s.

“When I read Todd Robinson’s exceptionally moving script and heard the real-life interviews of the many men whom William Pitsenbarger saved, I felt this could be a great film,” said Mark Damon, a producer on the movie. 

Atlanta is one of the top production hubs in the US, while Costa Rica is a popular filming location for tropical and jungle story settings, and so is likely to stand in for Vietnam.

Monster movie Kong: Skull Island recently became the biggest film to ever shoot in Vietnam for real, but Costa Rica offers similar terrain much closer to the US.

Hawaii tends to be the most popular option for jungle-set Hollywood stories. However, producers are increasingly looking for international alternatives because familiar Hawaiian visuals are becoming more recognisable to audiences.

For more on filming in Costa Rica see our production guide.

 



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