David Ready, Producer
We discovered a gold mine in terms of beautiful locations to set our main story around”
- says David Ready, producer on the spy movie Red Sparrow filmed mainly in Budapest and partially in the Hungarian countryside. He stated about filming in Hungary: “First, there were all the locations we needed; second, there was amazing local production capacity and crew, they were fabulous; we were in good hands. (...) The city was very welcoming to us. From a locations standpoint it was outstanding. We were able to get all the locations we wanted. From a filmmaking standpoint, it felt very fresh and new and undiscovered.”
I am Hungarian and Budapest is my home”Jennifer Lawrence, actress
The film featuring Jennifer Lawrence is set in the Hungarian capital, Helsinki and Moscow, for which Budapest as a double could offer suitable locations. The world famous American actress stated to a Hungarian magazine: “I love Budapest so much. We always joke that if this would have a second movie, we’d shoot it in Budapest for LA. We normally shoot in LA for here, but we had such an amazing time here, the people are so lovely and the culture is beautiful - I loved it.” Therefore she had quite a positive experience shooting the spy movie Red Sparrow in Budapest for four months.