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Steven Spielberg and Stranger Things star jet to Ireland to film new horror flick

The director is filming a new movie in Wicklow

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Steven Spielberg and jetted into Ireland last week to shoot a new horror film in Wicklow.

The Oscar-winning director has chosen Ireland as the backdrop for upcoming film The Turning.

According to the Herald, details surrounding the film are being kept top secret, but the movie is partly being filmed on Kilruddery Estate.

Crew members involved in the project have had to sign non-disclosure agreements, and nobody is allowed remotely near the set without clearance.

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In more exciting news, the film will star Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard.  The 15-year-old, who plays Mike Wheelan in the hit Netlix series, will star alongside Brooklynn Prince.

The film, which is being directed by Floria Sigismondi, tells the story of a young woman, played by Mackenzie Davis, who has taken on the part of a nanny in charge of looking after two orphans who live in a spooky country mansion.

The film will be a modern take on the Henry James short novel, The Turn Of The Screw.

This week, Finn shared a snap with acting coach Benjamin Perkins on set in Wicklow.

🇮🇪 @benjperkins the eighth Loser

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According to the Wicklow Voice newspaper, Steven Spielberg is keeping a low profile by staying in the Druid’s Glen Hotel.

This isn’t Steven’s first trip to Ireland, as he previously visited Ireland to meet Daniel Day Lewis, where he convinced him to take on the leading role of Lincoln – which won Daniel his third Academy Award.

The director also spent time in Wexford back in 1997 when filming a part of Saving Private Ryan on Curracloe Beach.

Ireland has welcomed plenty of Hollywood stars over the past year, as Blake Lively filmed scenes for upcoming spy thriller The Rhythm Section in Dublin and Wicklow late last year.

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