3 DAYS, POSSIBLY 1 MORE, 300 EXTRAS, LOCAL BULLFIGHTERS, ETC.
Brian De Palma and crew began a three-day shoot for Domino at the Plaza de Toros in Almería yesterday. Carice van Houten can be seen in the photos, but Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was in Los Angeles today to promote the new season of HBO's Game Of Thrones, which premieres this Sunday. Coster-Waldau is a guest on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight (the episode was recorded Tuesday afternoon).
The photo above was taken by Juan Antonio Barrios for La Voz de Almería. Here's an excerpt from the accompanying article by Marta Rodríguez:
Brian De Palma is rolling out his new feature, 'Domino', on Monday in the Plaza de Toros in the capital. The vicinity of the area of Avenida de Vilches recorded all day the transfer of the technical team landing and, already late afternoon, the arrival of hundreds of Almerían extras and the cast of this European production thriller.
If the work is going according to plan, the shooting in the bullring will last for three consecutive days, that is, until Wednesday morning, during night time, from late afternoon until dawn, although it is not ruled out to extend the filming one more day.
According to what LA VOZ has learned, the scene that is being filmed takes place during a bullfight celebration for which the participation of the bullfighters from Almería, Ruiz Manuel and El César, with Alberto Cámara, who will interpret the role of proxies, has been requested. Sergio Roldán will also have a small role, in this case as a matador. The extras are characterized for a bullfight, either as a public or as part of the staff of the bullfight.
The Port and the Airport could be other of the chosen locations for this film that has propitiated that De Palma stepped on Almerían soil.
Diario de Almería's Diego Martínez also reported about the filming:
The Plaza de Toros of Almería hosted last night the first day of the shooting of the film Domino directed by Brian De Palma. Although at first it was spoken of the day 8 of July, in the end it was last night when filming started in Almería.
About 300 extras were called to present themselves yesterday at about seven in the evening in the school Juan Ramón Jiménez, a few meters from the Plaza de Toros. There they called one by one to enter the schoolyard, where they were made up and received the costumes. In the bullring They will film for three nights in the bullring.
Although there is a certain silence about the filming, it is known that in the Plaza a bullfight will be recreated, so most of the chosen extras have a profile of foreigners. However, the filming will continue for several days at Almería airport and at the port.
Yesterday many familiar faces of the shootings that have taken place in the province during the last years could be seen. They are Almerians who have participated in many recordings and always come when they hear of a casting.
In principle, it will not be easy to access the shooting when it takes place inside the bullring. Many showed their joy when participating in a movie for the first time. Others were enthusiastic, since they are also followers of the cinema of Brian De Palma.