Robert de Niro in Barcelona by Red Lights movie

Posted on 11 February 2011 in Barcelona, always!

The North American actor Robert de Niro is currently in Barcelona, taking part in the shooting of the film “Red lights”, directed by Rodrigo Cortés. Poblenou’s Casino l’Aliança was the chosen location on Wednesday.

Principal photography began in Barcelona on “Red Lights”, Cortés third feature film, with a cast that includes Sigourney Weaver, Robert DeNiro, Cillian Murphy, recently favorite Sundance sensation Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “Silent House”) with such names as Toby Jones, Joely Richardson and Leonardo Sbaraglia giving life to supporting characters.

Robert de Niro in Barcelona (Poblenou)

Robert de Niro in Barcelona (Poblenou)

The film is a thriller with a supernatural background in which the brain’s mechanisms of perception are explored. DeNiro plays a psychic that after a thirty year retirement reappears to become the subject of a worldwide science challenge, Weaver and Murphy are two investigators trying to uncover what they think is a fraud.

After a month of shooting in Barcelona the cast and crew will move to Toronto where the film will complete photography. Cortes mentioned that “Red Lights” is a much more ambitious project than his last film “Buried

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