Bulgarian Mayor Welcomed By "Expendables 3" CastLifestyle | August 23, 2013, Friday // 16:23| views
Varna Mayor Ivan Portnih met the "Expendables 3," photo by Bulfoto
The Mayor of Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna has met personally on Friday with Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Jason Statham from the cast of the Hollywood hit, shot in the coastal city.
Ivan Portnih, Varna's Mayor, visited the shooting scene of the Hollywood movie "Expendables 3" which is now filmed in the city's old shipyard. He met with part of the star-studded cast who showed him some scenes and told him interesting details about the film production.
"We have been kindly welcomed by the film crew; the actors were very friendly and shared their good impressions of the city. They were highly interested in the replicas of the world's most ancient gold treasure, found in Varna, which we gave them as present," said Portnih.
Ivan Portnih was specially invited by Avi Lerner, one of the most successful and experienced filmmakers of our time, who is also a producer of the "Expendables 3," along with Stallone.
Other stars from the movie's cast include Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Antonio Banderas, Ronda Rousey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Victor Ortiz and others.
The shooting of the movie is taking place inside the old shipyard in Varna, which is to represent scenes from Somalia.
The Expendables 3 is being produced by Nu Image and Millennium Films and Lionsgate will release it on August 15, 2014. Patrick Hughes, who made his directorial debut with the 2010 Aussie western Red Hill, is serving as director on the project.
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