Morgan Freeman to produce a documentary about Việt Nam

December, 12/2018 - 15:00

The American actor and producer Morgan Freeman, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby, came to the Temple of Literature to shoot a documentary about Việt Nam, the online newspaper dantri reported.

Morgan Freeman seen at the Temple of Literature. — Photo dantri.com.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The American actor and producer Morgan Freeman, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby, came to the Temple of Literature to shoot a documentary about Việt Nam, the online newspaper Dân Trí reported.

The 81-year-old producer was excited by the architecture of Hà Nội, especially the pagodas and buildings with old designs, according to Dân Trí.

A representative of the Temple of Literature said they allowed Freeman’s team to shoot there on Monday in accordance with the recommendation document from the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The crew included more than 15 members. Their filming focused on the stelae (the large stones erected to commemorate and honour the intellectuals in the past) and the whole Temple of Literature with the aim of promoting tourism in Việt Nam through popular historical relics and destinations.

In addition to wining an Oscar for his role in Million Dollar Baby, Freeman, born in 1937, received Oscar nominations for his performances in Street Smart (1987), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Invictus (2009).

In May this year, he issued apologies after being accused of sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour by eight people. — VNS

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