Row over James Bond movie scene at 15th century bridge in Rome

Daniel Craig banned from leaping onto historic Ponte Sisto

Rome, Ponte Sisto

Plans to film a scene for new James Bond movie Spectre at a 15th century bridge in Rome could be scrapped after a row over the Ponte Sisto's religious significance.

Producers planned for 007 actor Daniel Craig to jump from a helicopter onto the bridge but residents have campaigned against using the tourist attraction.

A film source told the Daily Mirror: "Some campaigners are concerned about damage to the bridge, which dates from the 1400s, others are upset over the religious connection.

"The bridge is said to be haunted by the ghost of Donna Olimpia Pamphili, Pope Innocent X's lover who crossed it each night on her way to his bed. Believers get quite upset by the prospect of disturbing spirits."

After religious campaigners protested, producers for the movie could be forced to find a new film location.

Earlier in January, actor Craig braved the freezing temperatures in Austria to shoot scenes in Obertilliach.

He was pictured wearing all black in the dramatic plane crash scene.

Other film locations for the movie include London, the Alps, Morocco and Mexico City.

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