'DOMINO' FILMED AT OELEGEM WINDMILL MONDAY
AS CARICE VAN HOUTEN APPEARS TO HAVE REPLACED CHRISTINA HENDRICKSGazet Van Antwerpen
published the above photo, along with five others, from Oelegem, where Brian De Palma
and company shot scenes for Domino
at the windmill there. The image shows De Palma directing Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
on a park bench, but the woman Coster-Waldau is sitting next to does not seem to be Christina Hendricks
. Ward Verrijcken
, a movie reporter for Belgian public broadcaster VRT, tweeted early this morning that Hendricks has been replaced by Carice van Houten
, who also appears on Game Of Thrones
along with Coster-Waldau. Of course, Van Houten initially caught most of our attention as the lead in Paul Verhoeven
's excellent Black Book
in 2006, which is "the most commercially successful Dutch film to date," according to Wikipedia
. A few years ago, De Palma had originally cast Van Houten as Isabelle in Passion
, but she had to drop out as she was unavailable during the planned shooting schedule. Noomi Rapace
then took on that role.
An Instagram post by Adi Cojocaru (below), showing an "it's a wrap" moment on a Domino police station set, appears to confirm Verrijcken's tweet with its hashtags:
Meanwhile, here is a Google-assisted English translation of most of the Gazet article by Kristin Matthyssen:
Ranst - Brian De Palma, the American director who worked with top actors like Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, filmed the windmill in Oelegem on Monday, June 26 for his new movie Domino.
Among other actors, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, known from Game of Thrones, was present. The crew had already brought its material itself, from bench to trash cans.
The owner of the mill, the municipality of Ranst, had been informed for a long time. Molenaar Luc Verachtert was also informed. He had been instructed to wind the windmill all the way up and adhere to strict confidentiality. He had to turn the wings Monday.
The volunteers from the historical association De Brakken in Oelegem, who manage the mill, are proud that Brian De Palma chose their mill. "We do not know why, but it would be cool if our Oelegem mill was to be seen in cinemas all over the world, even if it's only a few seconds."
De Palma drove down with small trucks, vans and a caravan. He stayed the whole afternoon and evening watching three scenes, the arrival of a car at the mill to a scene on a picnic bench in front of the mill. The area was shielded, although people could still sit on the terrace of the tavern near the mill. At 22:00 the area was restored. News of the high visit spread like a running fire. Some people came looking to catch a glimpse of the stars.