Stalked:Ben Kingsley,Marvin Gaye,Tourist
We now know what role Ben Kingsley will play in Prince of Persia.
F. Gary Gray will direct a film about Marvin Gaye, one of two in the wings.
And The Tourist has a director.
Recently we found out that Alfred Molina and Ben Kingsley were joining Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia. At the time we didn't know what Kingsley's role was, but now we do. Variety say that he will play bad guy Nizam. He plans to kill his brother King Shahrman, with Prince Dastan to take the blame. I still can't believe Jake Gyllenhaal is in this one to be honest.
We've known for a while that there were two Marvin Gaye films in the works, but both have had a rocky road to production. Sexual Healing was meant to start filming recently having been in the works for a couple of years, however Variety say it hasn't started filming yet. That one will tell the story of Gaye's later years.
The second one Marvin -- The Life Story of Marvin Gaye, has also been in developmental hell, mostly because of music rights. Now things seem to be moving though, F. Gary Gray will direct the film with C. Gaby Mitchell writing a script. Included with the film will be rights to Gaye's music catalogue. Wonder who will be starring...
Bharat Nalluri will direct The Tourist, a remake of the French film Anthony Zimmer. Lasse Hallstrom, was originally down to direct but left the project a while ago. The plot from Variety sounds like this:
...concerns an American tourist who finds his life in danger when a female Interpol agent uses him as a dupe to flush out an elusive criminal with whom she once had an affair.
Doesn't sound too bad. The original sounds even better though. Anyone seen it?