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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

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Filmed in Romania: Thriller starring Michael Keaton, Maggie Q, Samuel L Jackson to be released in August

Martin Campbell’s The Protégé, which was partly filmed in Romania, will be released in theaters on August 20.

The film was co-produced by Bucharest-based Frame Film, the producers of the Romanian series Las Fierbinţi, News.ro reported.

The thriller, which had the working title The Asset, stars Michael Keaton, Samuel L Jackson, and Maggie Q and Romanian actors Florin Piersic Jr, Tudor Chirilă, George Piştereanu, and Cosmin Dominte.

It is directed by Martin Campbell, known for the James Bond films GoldenEye and Casino Royale, The Mask of Zorro, and the British miniseries Edge of Darkness, which earned him a BAFTA. 

In Romania, filming took place in Bucharest and Snagov for ten weeks, from early January 2020 to the start of the lockdown in March. A team of more than 200 Romanian technical staff and 100 extras were involved. Part of the action is also set in Bucharest, according to News.ro. 

The movie was written by Richard Wenk, whose credits include The Equalizer 2 and The Expendables.

It follows Anna (Maggie Q), one of the world’s most skilled contract assassins, as she tracks down the killer of legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson), who rescued her as a chilled and trained her. She also becomes entangled with enigmatic killer Rembrandt (Michael Keaton).

The Protégé was produced by Chris Milburn, Moshe Diamant, Rob Van Norden, and Arthur Sarkissian. On the Romanian side, the producers were Andrei Boncea, who previously worked on Costa-Gavras’ Amen, Franco Zeffirelli’s Callas Forever, Christian Carion’s Joyeux Noel, and Cristian Nemescu’s California Dreamin’, among others, Dragoş Buliga, and Gabriel Popescu.

(Photo: Frame Film Facebook Page)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Video

Filmed in Romania: Thriller starring Michael Keaton, Maggie Q, Samuel L Jackson to be released in August

Martin Campbell’s The Protégé, which was partly filmed in Romania, will be released in theaters on August 20.

The film was co-produced by Bucharest-based Frame Film, the producers of the Romanian series Las Fierbinţi, News.ro reported.

The thriller, which had the working title The Asset, stars Michael Keaton, Samuel L Jackson, and Maggie Q and Romanian actors Florin Piersic Jr, Tudor Chirilă, George Piştereanu, and Cosmin Dominte.

It is directed by Martin Campbell, known for the James Bond films GoldenEye and Casino Royale, The Mask of Zorro, and the British miniseries Edge of Darkness, which earned him a BAFTA. 

In Romania, filming took place in Bucharest and Snagov for ten weeks, from early January 2020 to the start of the lockdown in March. A team of more than 200 Romanian technical staff and 100 extras were involved. Part of the action is also set in Bucharest, according to News.ro. 

The movie was written by Richard Wenk, whose credits include The Equalizer 2 and The Expendables.

It follows Anna (Maggie Q), one of the world’s most skilled contract assassins, as she tracks down the killer of legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson), who rescued her as a chilled and trained her. She also becomes entangled with enigmatic killer Rembrandt (Michael Keaton).

The Protégé was produced by Chris Milburn, Moshe Diamant, Rob Van Norden, and Arthur Sarkissian. On the Romanian side, the producers were Andrei Boncea, who previously worked on Costa-Gavras’ Amen, Franco Zeffirelli’s Callas Forever, Christian Carion’s Joyeux Noel, and Cristian Nemescu’s California Dreamin’, among others, Dragoş Buliga, and Gabriel Popescu.

(Photo: Frame Film Facebook Page)

simona@romania-insider.com

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