EXCLUSIVE: Magic Faraway Tree joins Gerard Butler thriller at Shinfield Studios

EXCLUSIVE: Magic Faraway Tree joins Gerard Butler thriller at Shinfield Studios
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We have had confirmation that Neal Street’s Magic Faraway Tree is one of two major new features now based at Shinfield Studios, joining Gerard Butler’s action thriller, Greenland: Migration.

Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy are set to star in Magic Faraway Tree, Neal Street and Elysian Film Group’s big-screen adaptation of the Enid Blyton classic. Ben Gregor directs from Simon Farnaby’s screenplay.

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As we recently confirmed, Gerard Butler is in the UK to film the action thriller sequel, Greenland: Migration, also using Shinfield Studios. The feature entered production in the last week of April, and will shoot in the UK for six weeks and in Iceland for two.

Shinfield Studios, now fully operational, is close to Reading and, with 18 purpose-built sound stages, workshops and offices, is one of the largest film and TV complexes in the UK. It is owned and operated by Shadowbox Studios, a global studio platform owned by affiliates of Commonwealth Asset Management and Silver Lake.

Shinfield has already hosted filming on the Star Wars spin-off series for Disney+, The Acolyte, that began shooting in autumn 2022.

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