JOLIE TO BEGIN
FILMING IN THAILAND
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[ April 17th 2002 ]
filming on a romantic adventure movie starring
Angelina Jolie is scheduled to begin Thursday
in northern Thailand. Beyond Borders, about idealistic
relief workers, is being directed by Martin Campbell,
whose previous films include GoldenEye and Vertical
Limit. Clive Owen, who most recently appeared
in Gosford Park, plays Jolie's love interest.
Lloyd Phillips said Wednesday that about five
weeks of shooting in Thailand will wrap up main
filming on the movie, which began production in
December. Previous shooting was done in Namibia,
standing in for Ethiopia, and Montreal, standing
in for London and Chechnya. The film's Thai locations
will stand in for Cambodia, the site of an extended
humanitarian crisis throughout the 1980s as it
struggled to recover from the devastating rule
of the communist Khmer Rouge. Phillips said he
expects the film to be released around Christmas.
which covers a 10-year period, takes its protagonists
from London to Ethiopia to Cambodia and Chechnya.
Jolie plays a married American socialite in London
who falls in loves with an idealistic doctor played
by Owen. In real life, Jolie serves as a goodwill
ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for
Refugees and has visited relief camps in Cambodia,
Pakistan and Africa. The star of "Lara Croft:
Tomb Raider" and her husband, actor Billy Bob
Thornton, recently adopted a Cambodian infant.