A star-studded film is rumoured to be shooting in a pretty Buckinghamshire village.

Staff at Hambleden Village Stores warned customers last week of an upcoming closure today (July 2) while film crews take over the area for a mystery production.

Buckinghamshire Council has also granted permission for stop-and-go traffic restrictions through Hambleden - a village nestled in the Chilterns about five miles from Marlow - between July 2 and 25 for an undisclosed 'event'.

Local blogger Paul Merchant, who runs the website MyMarlow, said he had "done some digging" and discovered that the project being shot in the village this month is Three Bags Full, a mystery-comedy starring Hugh Jackman and Emma Thompson.

Seemingly confirming the news, manager of Hambleden Village Stores Sarah Harper commented on Paul's post, describing the newly-constructed film sets as "incredible" and adding that they have set the village "buzzing". 

Jackman - who plays an Irish shepherd obsessed with murder mysteries whose flock conspire to solve his untimely death - was spotted getting into character in Oxford last month after reportedly moving to London following his split with wife of 27 years Deborra-Lee Furness in 2023.

He will be joined by Emma Thompson, Nicholas Galitzine, Molly Gordon and Nicholas Braun in the kooky production, based on the 2005 novel Glenkill by German writer Leonie Swann which will not only see Jackman's character's sheep don detective hats but also outwit a hapless local policeman in solving the death of their owner.

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According to Deadline, Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Movie will be released in cinemas on February 20, 2026.

It's not the first time Hambleden locals have suddenly found themselves in the midst of lights, cameras and A-listers. Parts of the village were given the full fairy-tale treatment for the 2022 film Disenchanted - the sequel to Disney's 2007 hit Enchanted which saw Amy Adams' live-action princess struggle to adapt to life in the suburbs.

Hambleden is among the most picturesque filming spots in the Chiltern Hills, with clusters of red brick and flint cottages and acres of beech woodland, and has also featured in big-name productions including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 101 Dalmatians and the World War II mini-series Band of Brothers.

A road closure will be in place throughout the village and on Pheasants Hill from 7am to midnight between July 2 and 3, July 5 and 6, July 8 and 13, July 15 and 18 and July 23 and 25.