Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi has been revealed as a movie shoot location for an upcoming gold heist thriller starring Hollywood A-lister and former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan.
The Misfits will be directed by action director veteran Renny Harlin, famed also for other works including Die Hard 2 and Skip Trace. His latest project, of which Brosnan has already been signed on to, will begin shooting later this month in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi.
According to a statement, the flick is set mostly in the Middle East and follows the story of renowned criminal Richard Pace, who finds himself “caught up in an elaborate gold heist that promises to have far-reaching implications”.
Jamie Chung and British actress Hermione Corfield will star.
The Misfits will be produced by Kia Jam and Dean Altit and executive produced by Prince Rami Al Husseini. Both confirmed on Tuesday at the European Film Market that shooting will begin shooting on 18 February 2019.
"After visiting and scouting Abu Dhabi, we were blown away," said Jam in a statement. "We all agreed in order to do the film justice, production would have to take place primarily on location in Abu Dhabi rather than L.A., and we set up our base at the spectacular Jumeirah at Etihad Towers."
The Middle East and the construction industry, in particualar, are no stranger to the silver screen.
As reported by Construction Week in June 2017, a Caterpilllar excavator joining the cast of robots in Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth instalment of the live action Transformers movies directed by Michael Bay.
In May 2017, Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenent prominently featured a fleet of more than 20 JCB machines in the largest product placement in the UK manufacturer’s long history of earnest self-promotion.