Coming to small screens everywhere next year, the superyacht Sarastar has a leading movie role. In fact, she stars alongside Hollywood heavyweights Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, and Luke Evans. Together, they’re appearing in a mystery-comedy for Netflix, titled Murder Mystery.
The 197-foot (60-meter) Sarastar was in Santa Margherita, Italy last week for filming. Italian media reported on locals and tourists watching along the waterfront, even in the water as swimmers. They had to remain outside of the filming area, of course. The same is true of boats usually moored in the port. Interestingly, though, several yachts were on set, as background “actors,” a.k.a. extras. Nameboards and/or flags apparently changed, however, to suit the production’s needs. In addition, an entire movie set was on shore, transforming the municipality into a Spanish city.
The superyacht Sarastar saw filming take place out on deck as well as inside. Much of Sunday saw her departing the harbor, heading out into the bay, and making a variety of moves with Santa Margherita in the background. A helicopter carrying a cameraman flew overhead several times in the process.
But, filming didn’t end there. The superyacht Sarastar traveled to Oneglia, farther along the coast toward France, on July 30. Some reports state that the scenes in Oneglia will be in the early part of the film.
Regardless of wherever Sarastar appears, she is central to the plot. Murder Mystery is about a New York copy (Sandler) and his wife (Aniston) who head off on a European vacation. While on the plane, they meet a man (Evans), who invites them to a family gathering aboard the superyacht. When the elderly billionaire owner ends up murdered, the New Yorkers find themselves the prime suspects.
The superyacht Sarastar, available for charter via the central agency of Burgess, should make for dramatic scenes. The sole extending from the aft-deck entry through the dining area is entirely green marble. More stone covers a backlit bar between saloon and dining areas. A custom-made, large light fixture above the dining table is a conversation piece as well. Velvets, animal skins, and more backlit stone cover walls throughout. Outside, traditional alfresco furnishings mix with ones resembling stainless steel thrones crafted from thorns.