Athens.- A number of scenes of a planned Hollywood thriller, “Two Faces of January”, based on a Patricia Highsmith novel, will be shot on location in Athens and Crete. The film will be directed by screenwriter Hossein Amini, and star Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst.
Filming in Athens will take place around the Acropolis and the Roman Forum on Oct. 14-17, culture ministry officials said on Wednesday.
The psychological drama unfolds in Greece and Turkey and centres on a con artist, Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen), who accidentally kills a private detective investigating him. He becomes a fugitive from international police with his wife (Kirsten Dunst).
Highsmith is the writer of popular novels The Talented Mr. Ripley, The American Friend and Strangers on a Train.
Meanwhile, parts of the Turkish documentary on the life of Mehmet II, produced by the Turkish TRT channel, were filmed at archaeological sites in central Athens on Wednesday.