The Day of the Jackal begins international shoot, including London locations

The Day of the Jackal begins international shoot, including London locations

Eddie RedmayneA hefty, 7-month shoot has just started on Carnival Films’ The Day of the Jackal starring Eddie Redmayne, with filming due to take in at least four European countries.  

With locations playing a high-profile role in the geo-political aspect of the story, shooting on the Sky/Peacock drama will take place in London, Budapest, Croatia and Austria.

Ronan Bennett is showrunner; scripts are based on Frederick Forsyth’s seminal thriller and the subsequent 1973 film adaptation. 

The executive producers of The Day of the Jackal are Redmayne, Gareth Neame and Nigel Marchant for Carnival and Sam Hoyle for Sky. Christopher Hall produces while Forsyth serves as consulting producer. Brian Kirk directs

When Redmayne’s involvement was announced, Neame said: “We are excited to bring to life Ronan Bennett’s re-imagining of Forsyth’s revered thriller in the complex world in which we live today and are incredibly fortunate to have an actor of Eddie’s calibre as our Jackal. Paired with Ronan’s screenplay and Brian Kirk’s direction, this is a first-class creative team.”

At the time of the commissioning news, Neame remarked: “We’ll retain the pan-European setting and play to the strengths of episodic television in this fast paced, intelligent international thriller with the story of an assassin and the race to stop him still at the heart of the action.”


Eddie Redmayne image via Sky. 

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