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“Ghost Rider 2″ closes Romanian highway

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm •  Published: November 1, 2010

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s most famous mountain road has been closed for a Hollywood movie.

The sequel to “Ghost Rider” which stars Oscar winner Nicolas Cage, began filming Monday on the Transfagarasan highway, which is more than 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) tall at its highest point.

National news agency Agerpres reported the winding highway will be used for motorcycle stunt scenes in the movie, with an actor doubling for Cage. Filming takes place there all this week.

It’s not the first time the highway has attracted foreign filmakers. The BBC’s Top Gear filmed there in 2009.

The Transfagarasan is so bleak and exposed that it is normally closed during the winter months when it is too dangerous for travel.

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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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