Tom Hardy filming in Cardiff: showcasing snowy American scene for Netflix thriller
Bute Street has seen winter come early in filming for new Netflix movie ‘Havoc’
Tom Hardy and crew have been spotted filming for the thrilling Netflix drama ‘Havoc’ after a film set was spotted, having been built on Bute Street and transforming Cardiff into an American dingy alley.
‘Havoc’ is set to release in 2022, and centres around a detective who battles his way into the criminal underworld (following a drug deal gone wrong) to rescue the estranged son of a politician.
Directed by Welsh-born Gareth Huw Evans, who is best known for his work in films The Raid and The Raid 2, and television series Gangs of London.
Letters to businesses and residents of Bute Street and the surrounding area were received ahead of filming, indicating that filming will take place from Bute Street to Hemingway Road from September 27 to September 30, between the hours of 7pm and 5am.
Bute street road closures have been carried out from 4pm each day and will continue for the duration of filming, to allow for American road signs to be put up and fake snow to be spread along the streets.
The streets are lined with US police cars, along with a SWAT Van, American ambulance and an exterior of a subway station.
Filming for the Netflix film has been taking place across locations in South Wales since May.
Stars including Forrest Whittaker, Timothy Olyphant as well as Tom Hardy have been spotted around South Wales as filming takes place.
Tom Hardy has been frequently spotted in and around Cardiff, smiling for pictures with stunned fans in Barry Island and even at Cardiff Marks and Spencers store.
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