More Hollywood stars heading for Cape Town
A big yawn!
The list of Hollywood stars jetting into the Mother City for film shoots is getting bigger - Oscar winners Nicolas Cage and Sean Penn will be filming new movies in Cape Town. Cage will be playing a Russian arms dealer in the film Lord Of War.
It is written and directed by Andrew Niccol, who was nominated for an Oscar for writing the screenplay for The Truman Show and also directed Gattaca.
Filming is expected to start in Cape Town in August. Cage is also one of the producers of the film. The movie also stars Monica Bellucci, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto and Donald Sutherland.
South African actress Tamsin MacCarthy, 30, is hoping to play a part in the movie. "I've auditioned for the role of a woman who has a brief affair with Cage's character while he is in Mozambique," she said.
Penn and his wife, Robin Wright-Penn, star in The Last Face, which will be shot in Cape Town next month.
The movie, directed by Erin Dignam, stars Javier Bardem and Wright-Penn as two relief workers in Africa who fall in love.
Penn has a supporting role as a journalist.