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Liev Schreiber sports a black eye as he films Across The River And Into The Trees

Liev Schreiber sports a black eye and bloody face as he films boat scene with love interest Matilda De Angelis for Across The River And Into The Trees

Liev Schreiber looked bruised and bloodied as he filmed the latest scenes for Across The River And Into The Trees in Venice.

The actor, 53, plays Colonel Richard Cantwell in the WW2 film, and the character had obtained some nasty facial injuries as filming continued on Wednesday.

Liev was joined by Matilda De Angelis, 25, who plays his love interest, an 18-year-old Italian contessa called Renata. 

Injured: Liev Schreiber looked bruised and bloodied as he filmed the latest scenes for Across The River And Into The Trees in Venice on Wednesday

Liev sported a black eye and deep gash on his nose as he punted through the river in a small boat. 

The actor was in his character’s military uniform, which comprised of a khaki coat with badges on his arm and a smart suit. 

Liev later looked like he was rehearsing scenes with Matilda as the pair kept warm in the February chill by wearing blue quilted jackets over their costumes.  

Co-star: Liev was joined by Matilda De Angelis, 25, who plays his love interest, an 18-year-old Italian contessa called Renata

Co-star: Liev was joined by Matilda De Angelis, 25, who plays his love interest, an 18-year-old Italian contessa called Renata

Black eye: The actor, 53, plays Colonel Richard Cantwell in the WW2 film, and the character had obtained some nasty facial injuries as filming continued

Black eye: The actor, 53, plays Colonel Richard Cantwell in the WW2 film, and the character had obtained some nasty facial injuries as filming continued

Beauty: Matilda's hair was styled in pin curls and she wore a pink pea coat and chiffon scarf which was in keeping with the era in which the film is set

Beauty: Matilda’s hair was styled in pin curls and she wore a pink pea coat and chiffon scarf which was in keeping with the era in which the film is set

Matilda’s hair was styled in pin curls and she wore a pink pea coat and chiffon scarf which was in keeping with the era in which the film is set.  

Set in post WW2 Venice, US Army Col. Cantwell, haunted by the war, is a hero who faces news of his illness with stoic disregard.

Determined to spend a weekend in quiet solitude, he commandeers a military driver to facilitate a visit to some of his old haunts in Venice.

Greeting: Liev later looked like he was rehearsing scenes with Matilda as the pair kept warm in the February chill by wearing blue quilted jackets over their costumes

Greeting: Liev later looked like he was rehearsing scenes with Matilda as the pair kept warm in the February chill by wearing blue quilted jackets over their costumes

As Cantwell’s plans begin to unravel, a chance encounter with a remarkable young woman begins to rekindle in him the hope of renewal 

Based on the last full-length novel by Ernest Hemingway, the movie captures a fleeting moment of immortality where time stands still.

Four years ago The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Pierce Brosnan would play the lead role with his GoldenEye director Martin Campbell at the helm.

However the current director is Spanish filmmaker Paula Ortiz and this September it emerged in Deadline that Liev is playing the colonel. 

Interesting plot: Set in post WW2 Venice, US Army Col. Cantwell, haunted by the war, is a hero who faces news of his illness with stoic disregard

Interesting plot: Set in post WW2 Venice, US Army Col. Cantwell, haunted by the war, is a hero who faces news of his illness with stoic disregard

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