Spy film to double Ireland for Scotland and London

Blake Lively’s upcoming espionage movie The Rhythm Section will use Irish locations as doubles for the Scottish Highlands and London.

Blake Lively’s upcoming espionage movie The Rhythm Section will use locations in Ireland as doubles for the Scottish Highlands and London.

Based on a novel by Mark Burnell and directed by recent Emmy winner Reed Morano (pictured), the story follows a woman who becomes an assassin and master of disguise to track down the people who killed her family in an aircraft bombing.

Spy film to double Ireland for Scotland and London
Reed Morano

Ireland will be the main filming location for the movie, but the country will not feature as itself.

Instead, Dublin will stand in for London and nearby mountains will become the Highlands of Scotland, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Ireland offers a generous filming incentive package that has helped turn the country into a key European location for movies and TV shows, while offering easy access to the UK’s production hubs.

Dublin is also doubling for period London in scenes currently filming for Irish-UK co-production Vita & Virginia, a story based on the love letters sent between novelists Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf in the mid-1920s.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Ireland.

Image: John Johnson

Spy film to double Ireland for Scotland and London
Reed Morano

Blake Lively’s upcoming espionage movie The Rhythm Section will use locations in Ireland as doubles for the Scottish Highlands and London.

Based on a novel by Mark Burnell and directed by recent Emmy winner Reed Morano (pictured), the story follows a woman who becomes an assassin and master of disguise to track down the people who killed her family in an aircraft bombing.

Ireland will be the main filming location for the movie, but the country will not feature as itself.

Instead, Dublin will stand in for London and nearby mountains will become the Highlands of Scotland, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Ireland offers a generous filming incentive package that has helped turn the country into a key European location for movies and TV shows, while offering easy access to the UK’s production hubs.

Dublin is also doubling for period London in scenes currently filming for Irish-UK co-production Vita & Virginia, a story based on the love letters sent between novelists Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf in the mid-1920s.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Ireland.

Image: John Johnson

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