Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are continuing their stay in the UAE while filming of Pitt’s latest movie 'War Machine' takes place.
According to The National, the couple are now staying in Ras Al Khaimah and will remain in the country until Pitt completes filming of the Netflix-produced drama.
Described as a satire on America’s war with Afghanistan, 'War Machine' is based on the career of controversial US army general Stanley McChrystal, who was appointed to command the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2009 and, in particular, headed up the Joint Special Operations Command – campaigning for years for more involvement of US troops in Afghanistan.
Pitt will produce and play the lead role of the fictional General McMahon in the $60 million film, which re-imagines some of the UAE’s desert landscapes as Afghanistan.
According to the newspaper report, filming in Ras Al Khaimah is centred around the former fishing town of Al Hamra, which has been re-imagined as Pakistani villages and a military base.
Urdu-language road signage and boards have been erected, and helicopters and other military vehicles have been spotted in the neighbourhood, the newspaper said.
Meanwhile, sources said Pitt and Jolie are joined by fellow cast members Topher Grace, Alan Ruck, Scot Mcnairy and Will Poulter, who posted a picture of himself on Instagram driving down Sheikh Zayed Road on October 26th.
Filming is expected to continue in Ras Al Khaimah until Monday. Last month the film shot scenes in Abu Dhabi, some of which included appearances from Pitt.