Speaking exclusively to ScreenDaily.com during this week's Bucharest International Film Festival, Ada Solomon of Hi Filmproductions, the film's Romanian minority co-producer and service company, explained that Bucharest would be standing in for Paris and the production would also have one week in the French capital after the Bucharest shoot.
She added that she would be making an application for funding from Romania's National Cinema Centre CNC for the project: 'I think that it is important to try to get some support for minority co-productions from the CNC because this would be good for Romania's image to be involved in such projects,' she argued.
Meanwhile, the Romanian capital is currently host to two international projects.
Principal photography on Paul Schrader's much anticipated Holocaust drama Adam Resurrected began - appropriately - on April 16, the day of Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel.
Produced by Ehud Bleiberg's Los Angeles-based Bleiberg Entertainment and Werner Wirsing's e-m-s new media/3L Filmproduktion from Germany, Adam Resurrected is based on the novel by Yoram Kaniuk and stars Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Veronica Ferres, Joachim Krol, Juliane Koehler, Moritz Bleibtreu, Hana Laslo and Ayelet Zurert.
Shooting this week saw the production team shooting in a cabaret nightclub in Bucharest's historic quarter and the Jewish Theatre - to stand in for Berlin of the 1920s. Veteran UK actor Derek Jacobi was due to make an appearance in a scene today on a set built at the Castel Film Studios outside Bucharest. Shooting will continue in Romania until the end of May - with Castel serving as the production services company - before the production moves to Israel.
Filming is also underway at the moment on Joel Schumacher's new feature film Town Creek, starring Dominic Purcell, Henry Cavill and Michael Fassbender, which is being produced by Gold Circle Films with local service company Mediapro Pictures.