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Gyllenhaal is Prince!

May. 20, 2008by: Omar Aviles

Jake Gyllenhaal Earlier this year, we told you about the folks at Latino Review revealing that an offer was out to Jake Gyllenhaal to star as the titular prince in PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME, the upcoming Mike Newell directed adaptation of the popular action adventure video game franchise of the same name. Today, the "Hollywood Insider" blog is reporting that Jakey G. has officially signed on as the time-controlling monarch. They've also added that current Brit Bond girl Gemma Arterton will be playing Tamina, a princess who helps the prince in his adventures and who presumably gets a little frisky with him, and that production is scheduled to start in July pending what happens with the looming actors' strike.

Extra Tidbit: The latest game in the series, "Prince of Persia: Prodigy", is scheduled for release in fourth quarter of this year on XBox 360, PS3 and Windows.

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4:35AM on 05/21/2008
Crap, crap, crap...Rodrigo Santoro would have been great considering he at the very least LOOKS middle eastern. But hey, look at 300...none of those guys looked Persian in the slightest ( including Santoro I suppose)
Crap, crap, crap...Rodrigo Santoro would have been great considering he at the very least LOOKS middle eastern. But hey, look at 300...none of those guys looked Persian in the slightest ( including Santoro I suppose)
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12:03AM on 05/21/2008

crappy casting

Santaigo Cabera(Isaac from Heroes)is the perfect person for this role.
Why would they do this? they just ruined my life.
Santaigo Cabera(Isaac from Heroes)is the perfect person for this role.
Why would they do this? they just ruined my life.
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10:22PM on 05/20/2008

BUT WHY?

I'm not sure how casting is done, but I wouldn't have chosen Jake for Prince...ever. Rodrigo would have been great. Even Josh Holloway with a tan would have been great...but Jake? He's a good actor, no doubt. If they said he was the new Spidey I wouldn't be surprised at all. But somehow, I doubt he could pull off the somewhat gritty character that Prince has to offer. Now....on to a God Of War movie!!
I'm not sure how casting is done, but I wouldn't have chosen Jake for Prince...ever. Rodrigo would have been great. Even Josh Holloway with a tan would have been great...but Jake? He's a good actor, no doubt. If they said he was the new Spidey I wouldn't be surprised at all. But somehow, I doubt he could pull off the somewhat gritty character that Prince has to offer. Now....on to a God Of War movie!!
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7:49PM on 05/20/2008
"Can this guy even do the action that's required for a PoP movie?"

Answer: C.G.I.
"Can this guy even do the action that's required for a PoP movie?"

Answer: C.G.I.
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7:41PM on 05/20/2008

LOL

1. If the game is really inspired by the video game, than the character should be Farah, not Tamina. and
2. Although the tidbit was probably ironical, the fourth POP game will be called Price Of Persia: Shadows Of The Past

P.S. Gyllenhaal will make a shitty prince !!!!
1. If the game is really inspired by the video game, than the character should be Farah, not Tamina. and
2. Although the tidbit was probably ironical, the fourth POP game will be called Price Of Persia: Shadows Of The Past

P.S. Gyllenhaal will make a shitty prince !!!!
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6:45PM on 05/20/2008
And people are complaining about Goku not being Japanese? Can this guy even do the action that's required for a PoP movie?
And people are complaining about Goku not being Japanese? Can this guy even do the action that's required for a PoP movie?
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6:37PM on 05/20/2008
Not sure how to feel bout this...i mean they could have gotten Naveen Andrews to play it(though he is almost 40) but Jake Gyllenhal is good actor so might be good
Not sure how to feel bout this...i mean they could have gotten Naveen Andrews to play it(though he is almost 40) but Jake Gyllenhal is good actor so might be good
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6:21PM on 05/20/2008
off to the tanning booth he goes. And thats were he gonna stay for the next two months.
off to the tanning booth he goes. And thats were he gonna stay for the next two months.
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5:27PM on 05/20/2008
We're going to make a movie regarding a culture balls deep in national pride. Let's make the main character, royal no less: WHITE.

*golf clap*
We're going to make a movie regarding a culture balls deep in national pride. Let's make the main character, royal no less: WHITE.

*golf clap*
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4:39PM on 05/20/2008
Still think Rodrigo Santoro is a good choice. He is a good actor and he resembles the prince.
Still think Rodrigo Santoro is a good choice. He is a good actor and he resembles the prince.
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4:29PM on 05/20/2008

Aw crap...

see, i love jake, but i dont kno if hes right for that part, but also now if he's offered the spiderman part who knows if he'll b able to accept. I was banking on him as my first choice as the new spidey cuz like 95% sure the previous cast and crew fell apart. but anyway, jake, love ya dude, hope u do the prince justice

see, i love jake, but i dont kno if hes right for that part, but also now if he's offered the spiderman part who knows if he'll b able to accept. I was banking on him as my first choice as the new spidey cuz like 95% sure the previous cast and crew fell apart. but anyway, jake, love ya dude, hope u do the prince justice

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4:26PM on 05/20/2008
It's great casting... coming from someone who's persian himself

I'm still not sold on Mike Newell as director yet though
It's great casting... coming from someone who's persian himself

I'm still not sold on Mike Newell as director yet though
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4:07PM on 05/20/2008
Jake is sexy! I don't know why you guys are complaining. ;) But yes, I understand the hate.
Jake is sexy! I don't know why you guys are complaining. ;) But yes, I understand the hate.
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3:58PM on 05/20/2008
What the hell?
What the hell?
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3:41PM on 05/20/2008

White man Persian!!!

Man, I'm Persian and i don't know what to think. I like the guy but does he make a good swashbuckling persian dude? I don't know yet!!!! and a english chick being the Princess!!! I love the games and have finished all them on every console.
PLEASE DONT SCREW IT UPPPPPPP
Man, I'm Persian and i don't know what to think. I like the guy but does he make a good swashbuckling persian dude? I don't know yet!!!! and a english chick being the Princess!!! I love the games and have finished all them on every console.
PLEASE DONT SCREW IT UPPPPPPP
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3:36PM on 05/20/2008

hmmm?

how will the Iranian community feel about this?
how will the Iranian community feel about this?
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3:36PM on 05/20/2008

Ohhh yeah...

The guys looks exactly like Prince of Persia... geez...talk about bad casting.
The guys looks exactly like Prince of Persia... geez...talk about bad casting.
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3:02PM on 05/20/2008

ugggh

why?
why?
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