Jake Gyllenhaal Cast as the “Prince of Persia”

By Jason

May 23, 2008 Movies No comments

Jake Gyllenhaal, once known as “bubble boy” or “Heath Ledger’s cuddle buddy” or even “the other Tobey Maguire” will now be known as a prince. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed what the all knowing internet (via Latino Review) has known for over a month now, that Gyllenhaal has been cast as the lead in the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is somewhat based on the bestselling game and will be adapted by Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. In this fantasy adventure, Gyllenhaal will play Dastan, a young prince in sixth century Persia. He’s forth in line to the throne with no chance of ever becoming King so he leads a sort of Indiana Jones type adventurous life. In this film he will have to join forces with Tamina (who will be played by Gemma Arterton), a feisty and exotic princess (aren’t they all?) to prevent a bad guy from possessing the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow whoever possesses it to rule the world.

Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard, Jordan Mechner and Boaz Yakin wrote the script. Production is set to start in July for a release in summer of 2009.