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Fife firm gets trunk call for movie role

TarzanScots vintage furniture specialist Scaramanga will supply props for a fifth Hollywood movie in four years.

The Fife firm is providing trunks used in the $180m action drama The Legend Of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård. They will have a brief appearance as they will be destroyed by a herd of wildebeest.

It picked up the latest deal from a props buyer who bought one of the firm’s leather bags for Tom Cruise to use in 2014 action movie Edge of Tomorrow. 

Despite the order coming in at short notice Scaramanga owner Carl Morenikeji was able to dispatch the order to Warner Brothers’ Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire the same day – in time for them to be used when filming began yesterday.

Other blockbusters the firm has previously supplied include 2012 Lord of the Rings blockbuster The Hobbit, 2014 Disney Sleeping Beauty prequel Maleficent,  and 2012 Tim Burton epic Dark Shadows.

Other customers include TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, Celebrity Big Brother, Peaky Blinders, Jericho, Hollyoaks and 60 Minute Makeover.

Speaking about the firm’s latest deal, Mr Morenikeji said: “When I founded Scaramanga 10 years ago and named it after a Bond movie character (Christopher Lee’s assassin in The Man With The Golden Gun), I never imagined that by now our reputation for original vintage and antique items, as well as our own bags, would be so good that we’d become the first-choice supplier for so many Hollywood movie props buyers.

“I’m looking forward to seeing our trunks in the movie, but will be a little sad to see them destroyed.”

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