5 productions filming in Cape Town and all the Hollywood stars you might see

2017-04-06 10:11

Cape Town – If you think you've spotted Michael Fassbender somewhere on the streets of Cape Town, you're probably right. 

The actor is currently in the Mother City supporting his girlfriend Alicia Vikander while she films Tomb Raider.  

They aren't the only A-listers in town though. 

Our impressive CV as a great filming destination attracts some of the biggest productions. (Read more here.)

Here's what else is filming in Cape Town. 

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

What it's about:

The third and final instalment of the dystopian science-fiction thriller based on the books by James Dashner.

This time Thomas and the surviving Gladers prepare to face off against WCKD one last time as they fight to find a cure for the deadly disease known as The Flare that has wiped out most of the world.

Filming of the movie was put on hold after Dylan O'Brien was injured on set last year

Some of the stars you might spot

Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O'Brien, Katherine McNamara, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Will Pouter.

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What it's about:

The CW drama pilot stars local actress Alex McGregor in the female lead role. 

The story centres on a brother and sister who team up to investigate the disappearance of their parents 10 years ago.

Some of the stars you might spot:

Zane Holtz, Chris Browning, Jeanine Mason, Bjorn Steinbach and Josh Kidd.

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Troy: Fall of a City

What it's about:

This TV series by BBC One and Netflix is based on the Trojan War and the love affair between Paris and Helen.The 8 part series is being filmed exclusively in Cape Town. 

We finally know the reason why How to Get Away Star Alfred Enoch is here. He plays Trojan hero Aeneas.

Some of the stars you might spot:

Louis Hunter, Bella Dayne, David Threlfall, Frances O'Connor and Chloe Pirrie.

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Tomb Raider

What it's about:

Alicia Vikander follows in  Angelina Jolie's footsteps in the action-filled role of British archaeologist and adventurer Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot. The origin story will follow young Lara as she sets off on her first adventure.

Some of the stars you might spot:

Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Dominic West.


What it's about:  

Season 3 of the popular period drama will wrap up in April.  The Starz hit show follows a nurse who time travels between 1945 and 1743.

Cape Town has reportedly been turned into Jamica for the show.  (Read more here.)

Some of the stars you might spot:

Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, and Laura Donnelly.

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Ship Life .... Love filming on these boats in South Africa ... @outlander_starz #season3 ?? ??: by me.

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