Namibia goes ‘Beyond’ for Jolie movie

Phillips-helmed pic begins lensing for a month

SWAKOPMUND, Namibia — The vast semidesert of the southwest African country of Namibia will be a setting for Angelina Jolie starrer “Beyond Borders,” the latest offering from producer Lloyd Phillips (“Vertical Limit”).

Shooting began this week near the western coastal town of Swakopmund and will last for a month.

Movie is directed by Martin Campbell (“The Mask of Zorro”), and co-stars Clive Owen and Noah Emmerich.

On the move

“Beyond Borders” tracks the relationship between aid workers Sarah (Jolie) and Nick (Owen) in refugee camps in Cambodia, Chechnya and Ethiopia.

Due to logistical and security problems in Ethiopia, Phillips and Campbell decided to film the scenes in Namibia. Around 2,000 Namibians have been hired as extras and a further 250 as crew.

Last year, Jennifer Lopez starrer “The Cell” was filmed in Namibia.

Phillips was last in the country to produce the kids film “Running Free.”

More Film

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    Oscars: Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas Among 70 Artists Eligible for Original Song

    SWAKOPMUND, Namibia — The vast semidesert of the southwest African country of Namibia will be a setting for Angelina Jolie starrer “Beyond Borders,” the latest offering from producer Lloyd Phillips (“Vertical Limit”). Shooting began this week near the western coastal town of Swakopmund and will last for a month. Movie is directed by Martin Campbell […]

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Oscars: 'The Last Jedi,' 'Blade Runner 2049' and More Advance in VFX Race

    SWAKOPMUND, Namibia — The vast semidesert of the southwest African country of Namibia will be a setting for Angelina Jolie starrer “Beyond Borders,” the latest offering from producer Lloyd Phillips (“Vertical Limit”). Shooting began this week near the western coastal town of Swakopmund and will last for a month. Movie is directed by Martin Campbell […]

  • Eliza Hittman Penny Lane

    Eliza Hittman, Penny Lane Snag Rooftop Films Grants (EXCLUSIVE)

    SWAKOPMUND, Namibia — The vast semidesert of the southwest African country of Namibia will be a setting for Angelina Jolie starrer “Beyond Borders,” the latest offering from producer Lloyd Phillips (“Vertical Limit”). Shooting began this week near the western coastal town of Swakopmund and will last for a month. Movie is directed by Martin Campbell […]

  • Ashleigh Cummings6th Annual Australians in Film

    Ashleigh Cummings Joins Warner Bros.' 'The Goldfinch' Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

    SWAKOPMUND, Namibia — The vast semidesert of the southwest African country of Namibia will be a setting for Angelina Jolie starrer “Beyond Borders,” the latest offering from producer Lloyd Phillips (“Vertical Limit”). Shooting began this week near the western coastal town of Swakopmund and will last for a month. Movie is directed by Martin Campbell […]

  • Alamo Drafthouse Launching Video Rental Store

    Alamo Drafthouse Launching Video Rental Store in 2018 (EXCLUSIVE)

    SWAKOPMUND, Namibia — The vast semidesert of the southwest African country of Namibia will be a setting for Angelina Jolie starrer “Beyond Borders,” the latest offering from producer Lloyd Phillips (“Vertical Limit”). Shooting began this week near the western coastal town of Swakopmund and will last for a month. Movie is directed by Martin Campbell […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    Box Office: Fathom Events Sees Soaring 2017 Performance (EXCLUSIVE)

    SWAKOPMUND, Namibia — The vast semidesert of the southwest African country of Namibia will be a setting for Angelina Jolie starrer “Beyond Borders,” the latest offering from producer Lloyd Phillips (“Vertical Limit”). Shooting began this week near the western coastal town of Swakopmund and will last for a month. Movie is directed by Martin Campbell […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content