“Taxi” star Samy Naceri to act in Russian road movie by Gardushyan

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The star of the movie “Taxi” Samy Naceri, known for his violent temper, will act in a Russian road movie Rock & Road; moreover, it’s planned to invite Mickey Rourke to join the cast; the shooting was to begin in the UK at the end of May, but the film crew were not given visas, informed the film director Grigor Gardushyan on a film projects presentation, which took place in MIA “Rossiya segodnya” (“Russia Today” – ed) on Monday.

“The shooting was to begin on May 25 this year. We started with England, we didn’t obtained visas, maybe due to the sanctions, I do not know why. Therefore, we again applied for a visa and delayed the shooting in England until the end of the shooting process. At the end of May we will start shooting in St. Petersburg,” said Gardushyan.

“Taxi” star Samy Naceri will act in the film. He is known not only for his movies, but also for his being accused of hooliganism, assaulting, drunken driving, speeding and other offenses. He has several prison sentences.

Moreover, it’s planned to invite Mickey Rourke to join the movie cast.

“Famous rock musicians will also participate in the film. Among them are Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple), Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep), Dan McCafferty (Nazareth), and Udo Dirkschneider (Accept),” added Gardushyan. According to him, it is expected to launch the movie into the European Film Market.

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