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Hollywood Comes To Sofia - The Expendables 2

This month will see Bulgaria's capital city Sofia transformed, if only for a short time into one of the most star studded cities in the world.

Most of Hollywood's toughest actors are due to begin filming on The Expendables 2, a follow up to the blockbuster ‘The Expendables'.


Sofia airport is expected to receive a heavy influx of fans of the cast which is set to include; Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke and Dolph Lundgren.

Filming will begin on September 19 at the Nu Boyana Film Studios on the edge of Sofia city. The studios are set on a 75 acre former communist film set and has today became one of Europe's most prolific locations for movies around the world.

The film's producer, Israeli born Avi Lerner said that Bulgaria is the most least expensive country in Eastern Europe to film in, and it is both the costs and the fact that the movie will be set in a fictional Eastern European country that made Bulgaria the ideal choice for filming.
Bulgaria is said to be as much as 30% cheaper than Western Europe and more than 50% cheaper than the U.S.A for making movies.

The Expendables 2 is due for release on 17 August 2012