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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# 1

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.

# 2

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

# 3
the shiznack @ 05/20/2008 at 4:29 pm

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

# 4
the shiznack @ 05/20/2008 at 4:31 pm

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

# 5

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

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# 6

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

# 7

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.

# 8
millers-ex @ 05/20/2008 at 4:55 pm

Neither Orlando nor Jake look anything like Persian!

# 9

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

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

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

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 *****
chake out those picture of her in a bikini omg she looks like his grandma
dump the ***** 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

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

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

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

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.

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.

is this offical or just a rumor ?

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

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

how about the gorgeous Ben Barnes???

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.

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

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.

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.

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