Ben Stiller Wraps up Filming, Leaves Iceland

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Ben Stiller Wraps up Filming, Leaves Iceland

Actor-director Ben Stiller has wrapped up filming of his remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and left Iceland. Stiller tweeted: “Last day of the shoot. Iceland is an incredible place. Going to miss it here.”

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Stykkhishólmur. One of the shooting locations of Stiller’s film. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Stiller spent five weeks in the country in what is reported to be the most extensive foreign film project in Iceland this year. According to ruv.is, 250 Icelanders worked on the project, which was filmed at seven locations around the country.

Icelandic actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, who also stars in Baltasar Kormákur’s recently-released The Deep, played a major role in the movie. Stiller wrote on Twitter that Ólafur is “One of the best actors in Iceland.”

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is to premiere in the U.S. over Christmas next year.

Click here to read more about its filming in Iceland.

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