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Spain deal for kidnapping thriller 'The Prime Minister'

14 June 2016 2:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Works has inked a Spanish deal on Erik Van Looy thriller.

The Works International has secured a Spanish distribution deal on English and Flemish-language action-thriller The Prime Minister with Flins Y Piniculas.

Director Erik Van Looy’s (Loft) film, currently in post-production, stars Koen de Bouw (Loft), Dirk Roofthooft (Loft,), Saskia Reeves (Wolf Hall) and Adam Godley (The Bfg).

In The Prime Minister the car of the Belgian Prime Minister is hijacked, his driver killed and the Prime Minister kidnapped by terrorists.

Soon, he learns that his wife and children are also being held hostage and that they »

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Matthias Schoenaerts, Erik Van Looy thrillers to press on with Brussels shoots

24 March 2016 10:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Belgian thriller The Prime Minister, about a terrorist plot to kidnap the Us president, is currently filming in and around Brussels.

Belgian terrorist-themed thriller The Prime Minister, which started shoot this week, is to continue production in spite of the bomb attacks in Brussels on Tuesday.

The film, directed by Erik Van Looy (The Loft), is about a plot to assassinate the Us President, played by Saskia Reeves. Koen De Bouw plays the kidnapped Belgian prime minister, whom terrorists try to force into committing the murder.

Producer Hilde De Laere confirmed to Screen that filming is still underway. The early scenes have been shot outside Brussels but the production is due to move to the city next week.

“Until now, we haven’t received any indication that things are no longer possible,” De Laere commented of the situation in Brussels. “For the moment, the spirit is that life has to go on.”

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