UNITED NATIONS staff have been left star-struck after the decision to allow Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn to shoot their new movie in the UN's New York headquarters.

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan last week (ends6FEB04) revealed SIDNEY POLLACK-directed thriller The Interpreter is to be the first shoot allowed to take place inside the Manhattan building.

But it seems his ruling was influenced by a number of film fan diplomats.

Chilean Ambassador HERALDO MUNOZ reveals, "I told the Secretary-General is was fine, granted one condition... I get a meeting with Nicole Kidman."

09/02/2004 03:12