Is The Poison Rose (2019) Based on a True Story? Where Was it Filmed?

‘The Poison Rose’ (also known as ‘Eye for an Eye’) is a crime thriller film directed by George Gallo and Francesco Cinquemani. John Travolta plays the lead role. Famke Janssen and Morgan Freeman are also featured. The film tells the story of Carson Phillips, an alcoholic private investigator investigating a missing person’s case. But he soon finds himself in a web of lies, and suspects.

The story is set against the backdrop of small Texas towns and is grounded in truth. The film’s authenticity and origins are questioned by viewers. In that case, here is everything you need to know about the inspiration behind ‘The Poison Rose’ and its filming locations!

Is The Poison Rose True?

No, ‘The Poison Rose’ is not based on a true story. The film is an adaptation of author Richard Salvatore’s novel of the same name. Jay Brandon and Salvatore jointly wrote the book, which was published for the first time in 2018. The book’s story follows a footballer turned private investigator Carson Phillips who returns to his Texas hometown and investigates a missing person’s case. The classic noir mystery of whodunnit is featured in the book. This is also evident in the film adaptation Salvatore, Francesco Cinquemani, and Luca Giliberto.

Like any other murder mystery, the narrative revolves around the concept of a “perfect crime,” as the culprit tries to evade law enforcement. The film mixes mystery and drama with emotional conflicts. Film noir elements are grounded in reality, so the film is grounded. As a result, viewers might find the movie similar to popular films such as ‘Mystic River‘ directed by Clint Eastwood. Ultimately, ‘The Poison Rose’ is a fictional movie that tells a dark and twisted story that is rooted in the noir genre.

Locations for The Poison Rose Filming

‘The Poison Rose’ is primarily set in Galveston, Texas. The movie was shot primarily in Georgia. Some scenes were shot in Texas and Italy. Principal photography on the project likely started sometime in May 2018 and was wrapped by the year’s end. Let’s take a closer look at the movie’s exact filming spots!

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia’s oldest city, was the main filming location. The crew and cast shot scenes at Forsyth Park at 2 West Gaston Street. Some scenes were shot at Factors Walk which is a historic cobblestone street in the city.

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Coastal Empire Beer Company is a Savannah craft brewery located at 79 Ross Road. Quality Inn Midtown is also featured in the film along with other landmarks and stores. Popular films such as ‘Forrest Gump,’ ‘Baywatch,’ and ‘Ford v Ferrari‘ were also filmed in the city. Savannah is known for its peaceful countryside aesthetics and cultural heritage.

Richmond Hill, Georgia

Filming for the movie was done in Richmond Hill (a city in Bryan County Georgia). It is part the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The vibes in the city are similar to those of Galveston Texas’s small-town feel. Richmond Hill is an industrial community that relies on many businesses to support its economy. The city is a great location for filming the movie.

San Antonio, Texas

Cast and crew visited San Antonio for filming portions of the movie. San Antonio is Texas’ second-most populous and is well-known for its Spanish-oriented culture. It is a popular filming destination, and films such as ‘Spy Kids,’ ‘Battleship,’ and ‘Miss Congeniality‘ were shot in the city. Popular tourist spots include the Alamo and River Walk, Emily Morgan Hotel and Tower of the Americas.

Rome, Italy

Rome, the capital city of Italy, is one of the final destinations the film’s cast and crew visited for shooting scenes. It is home to some of the most historic and culturally rich cities on the planet. Rome is known for its beauty, architecture and art as well as its nightlife.

It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, and local attractions include the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Castel Sant’Angelo, Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon. Hit films such as ‘House of Gucci,’ ‘Red Notice,’ and ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ were shot in Rome.

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