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Germans Are To David Hasselhoff As Saudis Are To Jennifer Garner

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With the help of a Saudi friend, [director Peter Berg] visited the kingdom, though he received no official support from the Saudi government, he said. The film was shot in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, as well as in Washington and Arizona. Initially several Saudis were retained to provide cultural advice, though one, Mr. Berg said, was distanced from the project after he developed a crush on Ms. Garner. [Emphasis added.]
Jason Zengerle