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The world-famous English actor Jason Statham has been in Turkey for his new movie “Five Eyes“. The shooting of the movie started on February 8, so the renowned actor is spending his 2nd week in Turkey’s Antalya province.

The EXPO fairground, worth 1.8 billion Turkish Liras ($241 million) has turned into a giant film set and rival Hollywood. EXPO, which is in Turkey’s Mediterranean province of Antalya , therefore has been experiencing a huge excitement. The world-famous movie director Guy Ritchie is directing the “Five Eyes”. So, the movie brought together the director with British actor Jason Statham. 

Jason Statham, the world-famous star, shared this short video on his official Instagram account. Click the link to see the video.

Rival to Hollywood: EXPO Antalya

EXPO Antalya was a 121-acre fairground in the Aksu district. After the EXPO 2016, officials discussed for a long time how to evaluate the fairground. It has, then, turned into a movie studio where Hollywood’s famous director Guy Ritchie is shooting his new movie. It is an action movie and cinephilia have already started waiting for Five Eyes to be broadcast.

Special Permission to the Crew

Culture and Tourism Ministry of Turkey provided special permission to the team for filming. Afterward, the production team has started their official correspondence with the Antalya Governor’s Office. Municipalities and related institutions regarding the site usage permits were also other parties in the process.

EXPO Antalya, the 121-acre fairground, turned into an international film hub

EXPO Antalya, the 121-acre fairground, turned into an international film hub

Where is Jason Statham Accommodating?

The world-leading Hollywood actor is an indispensable name in action movies. And so, his involvement in the new movie and his being in Turkey excited his Turkish fans. The actor is staying in the most luxurious villa of Regnum Carya Otel. In the same villa, the world-famous American pop singer Jennifer Lopez had also stayed when she gave a concert in Antalya on August 6, 2016. The villa is one of the most important ones in the hotel and its name is “Crown”.

What Features Does the Villa Have?

The hotel, and the villa, as we mentioned above, is a high-quality one and has a great many facilities. The triple villa has 5 bedrooms and 5 wearing rooms. Furthermore, it has a special terrace area for barbecue. It also has a pool bar and a SPA center.

The villa, which can accommodate 10 people is given helicopter transfer, private driver, and car. What’s more, it has a separate pool, and all the windows that can be seen from the outside are bulletproof.

This is the villa in Antalya where Jason Statham stays

This is the villa in Antalya where Jason Statham stays

EXPO Antalya Turned into an Attraction Center for Movie Producers

The resort city attracts filmmakers with its natural beauty. The reason is also that the precautions Turkey has taken against the coronavirus pandemic. The Tehran-based movie production company Helia had shot one movie in 53 days. The company completed the movie in the Muratpaşa and Kepez districts in Antalya. Moreover, it also started shooting for two other projects. So, we can say that EXPO has been a growing movie center. Thus, day by day, the area attracts more and more movie producers from the world.

Intense Interest to Jason Statham

The eminent actor Jason Statham also draw great attention with his modest attitude. The actor has dinner at the back restaurant of the hotel. During this time, he doesn’t run away from his fans and takes a picture together with them. Hence, this explains why Jason Statham movies have such popularity in the world. Meanwhile, Jason Statham didn’t bring his wife with him.

The world famous couple Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham

The world-famous couple Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham

Who is Jason Statham?

53-year-old British actor began practicing kung fu, kickboxing and karate recreationally in his youth. He also joined Britain’s national diving team to compete in the 1990 Commonwealth Games.

Statham began dating model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in 2010. They announced their engagement on 10 January 2016. In February 2017, they announced that they were expecting their first child. Their son was born in June 2017. They reside in Beverly Hills, California.