New blockbuster Indian Summer to be shot in the Highlands

Set for Scotland: Ashley Jensen (pictured) and Kevin McKidd are to star in Indian Summer
Set for Scotland: Ashley Jensen (pictured) and Kevin McKidd are to star in Indian Summer©Nils Jorgensen/Rex Features

Ashley Jensen and Kevin McKidd are to shoot a blockbuster in the stunning setting of the Scottish Highlands next year, it has been revealed.

The Hollywood actors - who are both Scots - are set to appear in the £2.6 million movie Indian Summer, a bittersweet romance which is set in 1967, the Daily Record reports.

It tells the story of 11-year-old Dean O’Donal, who is sent to live with family after his parents are killed in a devastating car crash.

The movie will no doubt be a huge boost for the area when work starts at the beginning of next year.

Indian Summer is just the latest Hollywood blockbuster to be shot in Scotland.

Last August Ocean's Eleven Brad Pitt shot scenes for zombie movie World War Z in Glasgow, which had been transformed into downtown Philadelphia.

Then in September Monster’s Ball star Halle Berry was also in the city filming scenes for Cloud Atlas, a film is based on David Mitchell's best-selling 2004 novel of the same name, which weaves together six stories that are set in a different time and place, including Hawaii after a future apocalypse.

In addition to that, Vicky Cristina Barcelona actress Scarlett Johansson also spotted shooting scenes in Lanarkshire town Wishaw last October for Under the Skin, a movie in which the film star plays an alien seductress.


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