Ron Howard, Tom Hanks began shooting in Florence

FLORENCE, ITALY – Ron Howard began shooting in Florence, Sunday, May 3, the first scenes of the new film Inferno (Hell). The Oscar-winning director Ron Howard (for The Beautiful Mind), gives birth to the new chapter of the saga started with Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, continuing to tell the amazing and mysterious adventures of Professor Robert Langdom, alias Tom Hanks.

After shooting in Venice set has moved in the center of Florence, between Piazza San Firenze and the Palazzo Vecchio, where since Sunday, May 3, some lucky fans took some pictures with Hanks and Howard.

With filming on the third instalment of popular Da Vinci Code series currently in underway, Tom Hanks was seen on the streets of Florence, Italy, getting into character for the cameras.

And the 58-year-old actor appeared so taken by his surroundings that he decided to capture camera phone images of Piazza della Signoria between shooting scenes for Inferno on Sunday.

More than 3,000 people recruited as extras, 350 workers recruited to work in the filming, 6,000 are the overnight stays booked, thousands meals eaten in the Florentine restaurants and the  occupation of public land and other ancillary revenue amounted to 230,000 euro, announced Mayor Dario Nardella.


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