Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ The Bluff Starts Filming in Queensland in June

The filming of Priyanka Chopra Jonas-starrer ‘The Bluff’ will start in June in Queensland, Australia. Frank E. Flowers is directing the Prime Video film based on a screenplay he wrote with Joe Ballarini. Set on a Caribbean island in the 1800s, the action movie revolves around Ercell (Priyanka), a retired pirate whose secret past is revealed when her island gets invaded by vicious buccaneers. Ercell then sets out to defend her land and people from vicious invaders, seeking retributive justice for her past sins.

Flowers is a distinguished Caymanian independent filmmaker and screenwriter recognized for his award-winning 2003 short film ‘Swallow’ and the 2004 feature ‘Haven,’ the first feature film entirely shot on the island of Grand Cayman. Flowers also collaborated with director Sean Ellis to write ‘Metro Manila,’ a film that received the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema – Dramatic category and a BAFTA nomination, in addition to securing several British Independent Film Awards.

Flowers co-wrote ‘Shooting Stars,’ a biographical drama that delves into the teenage years of basketball legend LeBron James for Universal Studios. Produced by James, his partner Maverick Carter, and Academy Award nominees Rachel and Terence Winter, the film highlights the writer-director’s versatility. Furthermore, Flowers co-wrote Reinaldo Marcus Green’s ‘Bob Marley: One Love,’ which grossed over $170 million worldwide.

Priyanka played Nadia Sinh in Prime Video’s action series ‘Citadel.’ She starred alongside Sam Heughan in the romantic film ‘Love Again’ and Keanu Reeves in the most recent ‘Matrix’ film ‘The Matrix Resurrections.’ Her upcoming projects include the second season of ‘Citadel’ and the action thriller ‘Heads of State,’ also starring John Cena and Idris Elba. Karl Urban, who is known for playing Billy Butcher in Prime Video’s ‘The Boys’ and ‘Gen V,’ is in talks about joining the movie.

Originally slated for Netflix, the project encountered an unexplained lack of progress, prompting its re-entry into the market at the EFM in Berlin. During a competitive bidding round, Prime Video secured the rights. Queensland, the principal location of the movie, has recently provided the scenic backdrop for ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ and ‘Apples Never Fall.’

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