S. Africa on ‘Manhunt’

Chamberlain to star in bond-esque thriller

JOHANNESBURG — Production has begun in Cape Town on “Manhunt,” a $1 million James Bond-esque telepic starring Richard Chamberlain, to screen in the U.S. and Germany. Budget is high for a local production, and the pic is being hailed as a major boost for the industry.

According to executive producer Philo Pieterse, whose Philo Films is handling the filming, the shoot for the action thriller will involve 2,100 extras, 150 fixed crew and 200 indirect crew.

Chamberlain’s co-star is South African Arnold Vosloo, who plays the title role in “The Mummy” and “The Mummy Returns.” Director is Jerry Jameson (“Dallas”).

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