Interest in talent from our country, Jessica Woodworth has already demonstrated with the films “The King of the Belgians” and “The Barefoot Emperor”, where Peter van den Begen played the main role. In her new movie, she has chosen an international mix of actors. The lead role will be played by Dutch actor Jonas Smulders and Armenian Samvel Tadevossian, as will our Belgian actors Django Shrevins (‘Lola Vers La Mer’), Jan Bijvoet (‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘Into The Night’), Sam Louwyck (and co-stars in the films ‘Own Breeding’). and “Beau Séjour” and Goua Grovogui (Da Yie). Geraldine Chaplin, Charlie’s daughter, also got a role. She previously worked with Woodworth on The Barefoot Emperor.
Fortress is based on the classic Italian film The Desert of the Tartars from 1941. The film tells the story of Luca, a young and ambitious soldier, who joins a battalion in an isolated castle to fight there. North. “It feels unreal to finally be able to play with this amazing cast and crew, real fighters in full combat mode, right here in Sicily amid wildfires and heat records! Volcanic!” Director Jessica Woodworth told Cinfox.
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