American actress Kirsten Dunst (“Spider-Man”) will star in “The Two Faces of January,” an Istanbul set thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer.
Scenes for a new psychological thriller will be shot in Istanbul’s Fatih neighborhood, according to a written statement by the Fatih Municipality.
The film, “Two Faces of January,” adapted from world-renowned writer Patricia Highsmith’s 1988 novel with the same name, tells the adventure of three people escaping from the police in Greece and Istanbul.
Filming sites in Turkey include Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, Egyptian Bazaar, Rüstem Paşa Mosque, Yeni Mosque, Istanbul University and Mercan, and filming will take place in the city between October 22 and November 14. The film’s Turkey production will be managed by Az Celtic Films. Shooting will also take place in Crete, Athens and London.
The film is directed by Hossein Amini, produced by Robyn Slovo and stars Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen, who played Aragon in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
The film is described on its website: “Three of them are waiting. Rydal Keener is waiting for something exciting to happen in his grubby little Athens hotel. At forty-odd, Chester MacFarland has been waiting much longer, expecting his life of stock manipu¬lation and fraud to catch up with him. And Colette, Chester’s wife, is waiting for something altogether different.”