Watch: Denzel goes rogue in Cape Town

2011-11-07 13:59
Cape Town - The first trailer for the action movie Safe House, which features Cape Town as its main location, has been released.

The movie, which stars Denzel Washinton and Ryan Reynolds, was shot in the Mother City earlier this year.

Cape Town serves as the setting for Safe House in which a rogue CIA operative, Tobin Frost (played by Denzel), is placed in a safe house in the city after he hands himself in at the US consulate.

He is placed in the care of the safe house "babysitter", the bored and still-green Agent Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds). But things go horribly wrong when the supposed secure location is attacked, leaving Weston with the responsibility of keeping Frost alive and in CIA custody while trying to figure out who compromised the safe house.

The tense, action-packed trailer features numerous shots of instantly recognisable Cape landmarks, including the Cape Town Stadium, Lion's Head and the CBD. Later in the trailer, Denzel is seen wearing a South African Police Service uniform.

Safe House also stars Vera Farmiga, Robert Patrick, Brendan Gleeson and SA model-actress Tanit Phoenix.

The movie is set for release in South Africa on February 10 2012.

Watch Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds fight it out in Cape Town in the Safe House trailer below:


  • thulebona.zulu - 2011-11-07 14:44

    the man is nothing short of brilliant!!!!

  • mninawa - 2011-11-07 14:44

    How many south african actors are casted here in this movie? Its just a concern..

      Brian - 2011-11-07 15:45

      I think what we should be really focusing on is that Intrepid Pictures, a studio from the USA, chose us as there primary location for filming.. What an HONOUR for such a big movie to have been shot here.. Mninawa, dont lose sight of this. Dont be a typical South African and want "more" all the time.. This is THIER movie, and THEY can cast whoever they see fit.. We have gained in many other ways other than having a local actor/s cast in this movie. This is big exposure for Cape Town, and could possibly lead to big movies like this choosing Cape Town again in the future. Think outside the box sometimes.

      Seja - 2011-11-07 15:58

      @mninawa ... one step at a time ... one step at a time

  • jpcronje - 2011-11-07 15:18

    Being from Cape Town, its awesome to see the Mother City and all the familiar places and hotspots in the movie

  • Lwazi - 2011-11-07 16:18

    We are so big on "strike" that even this movie features that, can't wait though

      Lwazi - 2011-11-07 16:18


  • Marius - 2011-11-07 21:29

    Nice. Looking forward to this one!

  • Nikki - 2011-11-08 07:03

    Looks great!

  • Nduh - 2011-11-25 14:25

    This will definatetly be a hit,,,, Denzell is one hell of an Actor,,, A must watch in February,,,

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