JAKE GYLLENHAAL has been signed to star in Disney’s PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF
TIME – after months of speculation surrounding the movie’s male lead.
The Brokeback Mountain star has been confirmed to play the title’s Prince
Daston in moviemaker Jerry Bruckheimer’s film adaptation of the hit computer
game, according to industry publication Hollywood reporter.
Initially, reports suggested British actor Orlando Bloom was to play the
lead, with speculation suggesting he was set to received a huge $40 million
(Â£20 million) fee for the role.
But the reports were denied by Disney last month (Apr08).
The film will also star Bond Girl Gemma Arterton, and is slated to be
directed by Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire filmmaker Mike Newell.
Work on the epic movie will start on 19 June (08) at U.K. based Pinewood
Studios, with location work in Morocco.
The Sands Of Time will be the first in a trilogy of films based on the games.