BALESTRA With Cush Jumbo Wraps Filming in Vancouver & On To Mexico
Psychological thriller Balestra, about a fencer striving for an Olympic comeback, has wrapped filming in Vancouver with Cush Jumbo, Manny Jacinto and James Badge Dale.
Balestra is about a competitive fencer (Cush Jumbo) who has dedicated her life to becoming the greatest fencer in the world. With the Paris Olympics looming as her last chance to reach the top of the podium, she is pressured by her husband and coach Raph (James Badge Dale) to become a test subject for the Halo, a prototype device that lets her extend her training into her sleeping hours. Reality begins to blur when Joanna encounters a stranger named Elliot (Manny Jacinto) and finds herself caught between her exhilarating new dreams and her pursuit of Olympic gold.
Balestra started filming in Vancouver last month.
Filming dates: January 24th to March 13th, 2022.
Director: Nicole Dorsey.
Cast: Cush Jumbo, Manny Jacinto, James Badge Dale.
Cush Jumbo on Balestra set in Vancouver.
Tessa Thompson was originally attached to star in Balestra along with Marwan Kenzari, but Thompson filmed Creed 3 in Atlanta instead.
Cush Jumbo in Netflix thriller Stay Close.
James Badge Dale.
Writer: Imran Zaidi based on an original story by Aron Eli Coleite.
Producers: Pierre Even, Aron Eli Coleite and Automatik.
Update: Balestra went on to film in Mexico.
Wrap on 38 days of filming.