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Jake Gyllenhaal is the Prince of Persia

Jake Gyllenhaal is the Prince of Persia

Jake Gyllenhaal has been crowned the Prince of Persia!

The 27-year-old actor and Gemma Arterton, who stars in the new James Bond film, will take the lead roles in the fantasy adventure, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which starts production in July.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “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.”

Last month, it was reported that Orlando Bloom would take on the role.

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  • FroFro

    Well so thats that. No Bloom for POP. Interesting that Jake took the role though. It just doesnt seem his style, or that he would even be offered it.

  • Mike

    I sort of wished it was Orlando Bloom…lol…I don’t think I’ll see the movie anyways….:)

  • the shiznack

    yeah cus he really looks persian

    also another video game movie adaptation

    where the hell is all the creativity man i thought the writers strike was over

  • the shiznack

    the one video game movie adaptation that i really wanna see happen is Devil May Cry – now that would be awesome

    dont deny it b!tches

  • http://flawedhollywood.com pwee

    thank god Orlando Bloom is out, I cannot stand watching him..

    http://www.flawedhollywood.com

  • samd

    wtf?! he doesn’t look persian! why do white people think they can play any character of different race?

  • What?

    I rather Orlando play it. He looked the part for it, but not this gut he doesnt even look persion for crying out loud. This movie is ruined. Im not going to see it.

  • millers-ex

    Neither Orlando nor Jake look anything like Persian!

  • hannah

    Why did they choose this guy. come on get someone who looks the part.

  • s

    The workers of Hollywood haven’t imagination. Nepotism dominated the film industry and it seems like these circus families. Hollywood is a bad circus!

  • JAn34

    lol….racism at its finest…remember it’s jewwood instead of equal opp….i mean he is half jew

  • lisa

    i adore him as much as i hate reese she seems like an angel but in real life she’s a b*tch an hypocrit ugly old skank
    chake out those picture of her in a bikini omg she looks like his grandma
    dump the bitch honey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and get you someone who deserves you
    ugly fugly digusting body
    http://media.egotastic.com/media/pictures/0805/reese-witherspoon-bikini-1-08.jpg

  • Helena

    Wow, remember when he used to pick good projects? Reese probably told him to do it. YUCK.

  • shannon

    i wanted orlando he’s good in these epic ttpe movies i/e troy, kingdom of heaven and lets not forget lord of the ringd and i dont see jake in those type of roles

  • FroFro

    At least JJ has linked a story about Bloom to someone other than promoting his ex-girlfriend.

  • anon

    Come on give Jake a break. The movie hasn’t started filming yet. Jake is totally an excellent actor and could be great in the part.

  • angel

    i’m persian and i know , the best suited actor for that role would have been none other than COLIN FARRELL, a persian prince alway is a gorgeous, sexy, charming hunk and COLIN FARRELLwould have been so perfect for this role, that was a wrong, wrong casting , jake is ugly and he doesn’t even look like a regular persian guy , let alone a persian prince , very awful chose , that movie is going to flop just because of the casting , wait and see.

    i’m persian and i know ,the best suited actor for that role would have been none other than COLIN FARRELL, a persian prince alway is a gorgeous , sexy , charming hunk that olin farrell would have been perfect for the role, that was a wrong , wrong casting, jake is ugly and he doesn’t look like persian guys let alone a persian prince, that’s awful chose, that movie going to be a flop just becaue of the casting.

  • http://justjared what the hell

    is this offical or just a rumor ?

  • anon

    What a stupid post, Angel. Collin Farell doesn’t look Persian either and Jake is just as sexy and charming.

  • bloom

    if i had to pick between jake and orlando i think i would pick orlando for POP i dunno it’s hard to picture jake doing it

  • mcmary

    how about the gorgeous Ben Barnes???

  • A

    Ben Barnes would have been better just because it doesn’t seem like Jake’s type of movie, but anybody is better than Orlando. Orlando was never even considered, as soon as the rumors started circulation Disney laughed it off.

  • Regina

    There goes his career. Who knew that he would sell out?

  • monroe

    As a Persian myself I find it weird people think Jake is persian looking.

    He isn’t Persian looking from any angle, this movie sounds ridiculous.

    I wonder if Jake will do a loose accent like Ben did in Prince Caspian.

  • Chris

    Lots of stupid comments. First Persians are WHITE, they are not orientals not blacks, so they have to be white. Second, Jake needs a movie that will be popular and make money. He has done too many “intelligent” movies that have bombed. He would be as good a Persian as anybody in Hollyweird. Being half-Jewish (in fact he is regarded as all Jewish since his mother is Jewish and it is the mother who makes one Jewish or not Jewish) is a bit of a bummer, but I don’t think he pays much attention to his Jewishness. Furthermore Americans don’t give a s**t if the actor “looks” Persian. They just want a good looking guy who can pretend. Jake is perfectly competent to do that.

  • Ben Barnes

    Ben Barnes is a crummy actor and hes just another hollywood heartthrob that will be forgotten. And hes white and pasty. Are you kidding me hes an ugly actor and he ruined prince caspian for me.

  • johnythecrazzymuthafukca

    YOU guys are all STUPID, I had a persian friend ,in high school, and he looked white in fact everyone thought he was white, jake is well suited for this role! i cant wait till the movie comes out!

  • johnythecrazzymuthafukca

    oh and by the way , my persian friend had a sister! damn she is FINE AS hell!!

  • AWFUL

    The worst casting descision EVEEERRRR!!
    Orlando would have been a much better choice.

  • angel

    to : anon # 19

    can you stop jealousy for once , you’renot persian so how the hell you know , how a persian guy or prince would look like , stop talking none sense and don’t make a fool of yourself., you being jealous of colin doesn’t give you right, to comment when you are blank and know nothing about this subject, your comment was a stupid comment,

    colin looks exacly like a persian prince, (cause of his facial bone structure and features) whether you like it or not, i’m a persian girl &

    should know that better than any body, not jake nor orlando don’t look like persian guys let alone persian prince, it’s going to be a big mistake.

    and stop jealousy and if you don’t like colin ,dont comment especially when you don’t know any thing about subject

  • LEXI

    i can see him pull it off.

  • angel

    that’s your mistake right there, persian’s are not dark people they are white , they are from ARIA edscend , they are not the same as egyptians, saudi ariabia , or iragi’s that’s where your big big mistake is you idiot, at least try to learn something here. persian’s are iranians they are different than the above mentioned countries.

    stop commenting about a subject you don’t any thing about.

    now you can go and learn something.

  • angel

    that’s your mistake right there, persian’s are not dark people they are white , they are from ARIA edscend , they are not the same as egyptians, saudi ariabia , or iragi’s that’s where your big big mistake is you idiot, at least try to learn something here. persian’s are iranians they are different than the above mentioned countries.

    stop commenting about a subject that you know nothing about.

  • omg

    he dosent even look persian…
    orlando bloom looks it more.

  • Lynnie

    IOrlando and Colin are OK, but are not half as talented or gorgeous as Jake. I think the casting is inspired and I will see this movie.

    Someone above said that ‘a persian prince alway is a gorgeous, sexy, charming hunk ‘ — well Colin is NOT that. Royal highness Prince Jake definitely is.

  • to lynnie

    to : # 35

    colin is the most perfect one for the role lookwise and talentwise and the reason they considering jake has nothing to do with looks and talent believe me when i say that.

  • to: samd

    to : # 6

    and you think you know somthing ?, you don’t know anything the moment you said:

    why do white people think they can play any character of different race?

    proved to me that you don’t know any thing about persian , persians are from WHITE RACE. they are from ARIA DESCEND
    they are not the same as egyptians, saudi ariabia , or iragi’s that’s where your big big mistake is you idiot,

    go get a book and learn a thing or two about persian, before commenting, unless you’re jealous and pretending you don’t know it.

  • what

    #36, wtf are you talking about? Why else would they chose Jake if not for his talent and looks.

  • http://justjared please

    answer is it a sure thing now he is really doing the movie has he signed

  • sad gamer

    regardless of his looking Persian or not Persian he just isn’t badass enough to pull off the Prince

    Remember Ben Affleck in Daredevil? Everyone was like “OH BEN HAS HIS BIG FRANCHISE BLOCKBUSTER”

    not so fast! These movies don’t always work.

    Jake seems to goofy or silly to be believable as a game icon. Honestly they would have been better going with an unknown and spending the money on special effects and making the movie awesome.

  • spirit

    @ FroFro (comment #15)

    “At least JJ has linked a story about Bloom to someone other than promoting his ex-girlfriend.”

    I was just wondering if it was miranda or kate you were referring to? I never heard anything about him and miranda breaking up. I’ve been away for a while. hope to hear from you. will check back here later.

  • mcmary

    I am sorry, as for good looking I think colin farrell is ugly. I would rather have someone erotic as ben or orlando But we will see. and by the way I just saw narnia today and Ben was gorgeous in it.

  • maxie

    is so laughable show me any iranian guy who looks like jake , you won’t find one, he doesn’t look like iranian, his facial bone structures are so heavy , not a good looking face ( by the way iranians are from white race) .for the iranian prince.

    and i have seen some of jakes movies, he is not a good actor at all , so if he doesn’t look like iranian and not a good actor either , why would they want him to play the role, honestly , as an iranian point of view it would be an insult to an iranian prince.

  • maxie

    and of those three as an irianian i would say colin would be a better choice for the part, if they want it a more believable charactor.

  • shelly!

    Persians look exotic, sorry but jake doesnt look exotic at all, i hope the makeup artist will make him lool persian!!!

  • Chris

    Silly people who think they know what “Persians” (Iranians) all look like. They look as different from each other as do Americans. The President of Iran does rather resemble Jake when Jake lets his beard cover most of his face. Jake looks just as “Persian” as Bloom. Sean Connery could be Persian too. So could lots of other Hollyweird stars. A blue eyed blond would probably not be convincing as a Persian. But Jakes is not one. If he has blue eyes, they come from tinted contacts. LOL.

  • Chris

    I wonder if his friendship with Witherspoon has influenced him into taking this role. She might have encouraged him to do a movie that would earn some real money. Stop being so artsy-fartsy about roles and go for the money, the moolah, the way she does.

  • stupid

    I think that Disney will be sorry that they couldn’t tempt Orlando back to a costume adventure movie.
    If they had to cast a white guy, Orlando would make a much better Prince, IMO. He is more exotic looking, athletic, handsome, and has experience in both sword choreography and special effects. Jake just isn’t right for the role. Persians may be white, but they aren’t white bread. Now if they made a movie called Prince of Peoria….

  • to: #48

    you are so stupid persians are from white bread go read some books about it before coming here and comment about something you have no knowlege about.

  • to : chris

    to : # 46 , 47

    you sound so rediclous, the iranian president is not a prince, this movie is based on iranian prince years , and years ago , prince is not like what it is now, and the iranian prince didn’t look like that years ago , you’re so , confuesed, and mixing the issues.

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