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Clint Eastwood to visit Iceland

US movie actor and director, Clint Eastwood, will visit Iceland in August to shoot scenes for a new movie, “The Flags of our Fathers”.

Based on a bestselling book by American James Bradley, the movie chronicles one of the most famous moments in US military history when six US servicemen raised the American flag on top of Mt. Suribachi during the epic World War II battle for the Pacific island of Iwo Jima.

Like in Iceland, Iwo Jima’s beaches are covered with black, volcanic sand. Helga Reykdal of the Icelandic movie production company True North said in an interview in Morgunblaðið that it was the beaches that made Eastwood and his collaborator Steven Spielberg decide to come to Iceland. Eastwood and his crew have selected True North as their local partner.

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