El Caribe newspaper reports that the security around Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has impeded photography during the filming of scenes for The Good Shepherd in Colonial Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo has been fitted to appear as Havana for the filming.
Meanwhile, El Caribe points out that "Brad Pitt has fallen in love with the DR." The same source says that Matt Damon and Robert De Niro also are enamored with the Colonial City. Diario Libre reports that they have visited Bayahibe, Juan Dolio and Samana seeking to buy a vacation property in the DR.
Another The Good Shepherd actor, Matt Damon, who speaks fluent Spanish, and his Argentinean wife, Luciana Barroso, attended a dinner with President Leonel Fernandez.
Reports say that part of the film crew has moved to the Sofitel Nicolas de Ovando, to get away from all the paparazzi in pursuit of catching shots of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who are staying at the Santo Domingo Hilton.
Diario Libre indicates that the filming will continue at the Mercado Modelo, the arts and craft market. Thereafter scenes will be filmed by the Soco River, near La Romana. On Saturday, filming will take place at the Presidential Palace, back in Santo Domingo.
Yesterday, Culture Minister Jose Rafael Lantigua visited the set.
The president of the Republic, Leonel Fernandez Reyna, Sunday night offered a supper in formal dress specially dedicated to the actors of the film "The Good Shepherd", in the dining room of the third floor of the National Palace.
Those attending the supper included Robert De Niro and Matt Damon, but, until now, the presence of Angelina Jolie in the country continues to be a mystery.
Matt Damon is described as quite a simple person, who speaks good Spanish, since in his childhood he lived for a time in Mexico. His wife, the Argentinian Luciana Barroso, is also pregnant and will give birth in the summer, like Angelina. Luciana has returned already to Miami, where her husband recently bought a house, as her daugher goes to school there.
Only a few people, exactly 14, participated in a supper with the President Leonel Fernandez. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had not arrived, but present were Matt Damon and his Argentinian wife, and Dominican beauties Amelia Vega and Claudia Cruz, among other personalities.