A new romantic comedy will start filming in Cyprus next month and will feature Harry Connick Jr. and Mira Sorvino.
The film directed by South African-Cypriot filmmaker Stelana Kliris follows a has been musician, played by Connick Jr., as he moves to a remote cliffside house on an island, and following a series of charming mishaps, you guessed it, falls in love.
According to Deadline, Kliris will direct from her own screenplay, and produce alongside Keith Arnold and Steven Shapiro.
The project is from Uinta Productions and Kliris’s Cyprus-based Meraki Films, in association with Das Films, with support from the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Cyprus Film Commission’s incentives scheme.
The film will also feature original songs written and performed by Connick.
“It’s the thrill of a lifetime to be making a movie with stars like Harry Connick Jr. and Mira Sorvino,” Kliris is quoted as saying.
“This is an unprecedented production for Cyprus and the perfect setting for a romantic comedy and a feel-good film about human connection. I can’t wait to share this story, and our island – known as the island of love – with the world.”
In a joint statement Arnold and Shapiro said: “A touching, feel-good rom-com, with music, in a Mediterranean paradise with Harry Connick, Jr. and Mira Sorvino – this is just what the world needs about now, and we couldn’t be happier.”
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