The Montpellier quarter has been transformed into a movie set ahead of filming for a Hollywood blockbuster this evening.
Film crews arrived in town yesterday and filming for Hunters Prayer, a action-packed thriller, will begin tonight, one week ahead of the original schedule.
Road signs and shop signs have been replaced with French language signs as Montpellier Street and Montpellier Mews will appear as Swiss streets on screen.
Sarah Hone, consultant at Appeal PR based on tweeted her excitment at the transformation after The Montpellier pub became La Montpellier.
She said: “Monpellier Street has officially become part of Switzerland for today’s film shoot.”
Sam Worthington, of Avatar fame, will star in the $25million blockbuster and enjoyed a pint at ‘La Montpellier’ last night.
Land lord Andrew Mears said: “He had a pint of Old Peculiar, he was in with a lady, his co-star I think. He was a lovely man, very polite.
“All the crew have been very polite, there is a bit of disruption but it is good for Harrogate. They have done such a good job of it.”
Harrogate was chosen by filmakers for its european look and filming will also take place in Leeds.
Location manager Matt Bowden said director Jonathan Mostow, who made Terminator 3, loved Harrogate.
He added: “The director loves the location, they all love Harrogate. Hopefully, this will lead to more and more filming.”
He added: “The hope is we won’t have to dress the street too much and it will still be recognisable.”
The dramatic car chase shoot out scenes will be filmed overnight.
What do you think? Comment below or find us on Facebook and let us know what you think.
Tweet your pictures of Hollywood in Harrogate to @HarrogateHound