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An American feature film, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, will be shot on location around the Roeterseiland Campus. Shooting will take place on Sunday, 26 June, Monday, 27 June and Tuesday, 28 June., primarily for scenes involving stunt performers. On Friday, 8 July, there will be a day of shooting with the actors. All shoots will be during the day, from 07:00 until about 18:00.

Filmposter The Hitman's Bodyguard
Film poster

Important to know

  • All UvA buildings on the Roeterseiland Campus will remain accessible.
  • During the days of shooting, a number of streets will be closed off to all traffic. There will be traffic controllers and signs to direct traffic. Only local traffic will be allowed through.
  • ​Please note: certain exams have been moved to a different location. Be on time and remember to make allowances for slight delays! During shooting hours no one will be allowed to pass through the area.

The cast

The cast of The Hitman’s Bodyguard includes Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Elodie Yung, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek. The film is produced by Millennium Films and directed by Patrick Hughes (Expendables III). The cast also features Dutch actors Barry Atsma, Noortje Herlaar and Tine Joustra.

Shooting location

On Sunday, 26 June, the film shoot will be concentrated around the intersection of Plantage Muidergracht and Plantage Kerklaan (by building M). Street closures are indicated on the map below.

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The shoots on 27 and 28 June will be concentrated around Roetersstraat and Nieuwe Achtergracht (from the bridge to Weesperstraat). Street closures are indicated on the map below.


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The stunts planned for Monday, 27 June (Roetersstraat) will involve two trams and cars. There will also be chases and shots fired. On Tuesday, 28 June, shooting will concentrate around Roetersstraat, where the hitman character will flee by speedboat via Nieuwe Achtergracht toward Weesperstraat.

On Friday, 8 July, filming will take place in the entire area but no stunts will be performed. The shooting will focus primarily on scenes involving dialogue.