Variety have confirmed that both Alfred Molina (Doc Ock in Spider-man 2) and oscar winning Ben Kingsley shall be a part of the Prince of Persia movie:
Molina will play Sheik Amar, who becomes a mentor to the prince.
Shooting is slated to begin in July in the U.K. and Morocco.
Variety later confirmed that Kingsley shall be playing the villain Nizam,
In the fantasy actioner, Kingsley portrays Nizam, who plots to kill his brother King Shahrman and blame it on Prince Dastan so he can take the throne.
The Hollywood Reporter have today confirmed the actors to play the two main roles in the Prince of Persia Movie. Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko) has been officially cast as Dastan, the young prince — a choice I fear many fans will not be happy about. Whilst Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) has been cast as the princess Tamina.
In the fantasy adventure, Gyllenhaal will play Dastan, a young prince in sixth century Persia who must join forces with Tamina (Arterton), a feisty and exotic princess, to prevent a villainous nobleman from possessing the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.
Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard, Jordan Mechner and Boaz Yakin wrote the script, which is based on the many games created by Jordan Mechner.
Bruckheimer is producing, while Mike Stenson, Chad Oman and Patrick McCormick are exec producing.
Production is set to start in July.
(Pics thanks to Gemma-Arterton.net)
Just a quick one to fill you in. In our post about the false Orlando Bloom rumors, some commenters have pointed out that Disney have recently offered the role to Brokeback Mountain star, Jake Gyllenhaal. According to Latino Review and their anonymous sources, they believe this could happen, we’re doubtful for now.
Rumors have started circulating the net that Orlando Bloom had landed a $40m deal to star as the Prince in the Persia trilogy. These have spread like wildfire across our digital lands amidst uproar at the pay package and the choice of actor.
Coming Soon, wise as ever, did the clever thing of contacting Disney. Their response? These rumors are plainly false — and Orlando Bloom shall not be featuring in the trilogy.
19 year old Australian Charlie Clausen has been reported as the lead in the video game adaptation which could be his first big hollywood break. This report seems to have come from an Australian magazine called “Hyper”. IMDb currently lists Clausen as attached and no confirmation of his role in the movie exists. However many websites including IGN are stating this as fact, which remains to be seen — some of his IMDb profile shots do bear a resemblance to the Prince.