Cruisin’ Taranaki

Hollywood A-listers Tom Cruise and Gwyneth Paltrow are both currently on location in NZ. Paltrow is in Dunedin filming scenes for Christine Jeff’s adaptation of the life of Sylvia Plath, while Cruise has set up home in Taranaki, where The Last Samurai is being shot. Cruise is already befriending the locals. Said one neighbour: “We were down in the paddock and he yelled out to the kids and introduced himself. We had a little natter and he said what a wonderful spot it was.”


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