A Vlad the Impaler documentary brings Prison Break actor to Romania

Romania’s Corvinilor Castle in Hunedoara will be closed in early-November, for the shooting of a historical documentary about Romanian prince Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler). English-born actor Dominic Purcell, best known for his role in the Prison Break series, will star in this 4-hour mini-series and will come to Romania for the filming.

“Corvinilor Castle was chosen for filming the most important moments of a 4-hour film about Prince Vlad Tepes. Unfortunately for tourists, the castle will be closed for visitors on November 5, 6, 7, and 9, but those who want to see actors at work can come on November 8, when they will have the opportunity to see how a historical movie is made,” said Constantin Tinca, director of the Huneadoara Corvinilor Castle Museum, cited by local Mediafax.

The script of the series was written under the guidance of a Romanian contemporary historian, so that the story would get as close as possible to the historical truth of Vlad Tepes’ life, according to Tinca. The costumes and the sets were also created with the help of Romanian specialists. Romanian production house Castel Film works on this project.

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