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Tarsem sees Pinto as War of the Gods’ Phaedra

While Production Weekly had this listed as “Dawn of War”, Variety is calling this one War of the Gods, it looks Pinto will be joining this new Tarsem film in the lead female role of Phaedra. Production begins in Montreal this April.

Freida Pinto is now four films into her filmmaking career and so far, her curriculum vitae reads as such: worked in Danny Boyle’s Oscar winning film, acted for Woody Allen and starred in a Julian Schnabel drama (both You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger and Miral are looking primed for premieres in Cannes where buyers are already eagerly awaiting both titles). While Production Weekly had this listed as “Dawn of War”, Variety is calling this one War of the Gods, it looks Pinto will be joining this new Tarsem film in the lead female role of Phaedra. Production begins in Montreal this April. 

Jason Keller who had a BlackList script mention with A Willing Patriot (2005) which became The Devil’s Throat with José Padilha attached to direct and did some non-credited rewrite work for Marcel Langenegger’s Deception, was hired to rewrite Charley and Vlas Parlapanides script – a mythological tale that concerns the battles waged by Theseus (Henry Cavill), a warrior from Greek mythology, who leads a fight against the imprisoned titans. Among the hooks is that, unlike some mythological tales, gods fight alongside mortals. For sand and swords fans, this moves it into a different historical time than “300” — which concerned the battles of King Leonidas against the Persians.

Here is our interview with Tarsem (during the promotion of The Fall) – he was previously involved in a pair of other projects before joining this project for Universal Pictures.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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