Here is our first look at the upcoming epic adventure Black Gold. The film stars Antonio Banderas, Mark Strong, Liya Kebede, Tahar Rahim, and Frieda Pinto. Jean-Jacques Annaud (Seven Years in Tibet) just started filming in Qatar. The story is an adaptation of Hans Reusch’s classic novel “The Great Thirst”.
Casting: Tahar Rahim, after his award-winning, breakthrough performance inJacques Audiard’s award winning “Un Prophete,” will play the lead role of Prince Auda in “Black Gold”, a hero torn between two fathers, two loves, two choices, one destiny.
Mark Strong (“Robin Hood”; “Sherlock Holmes”; “Kick-Ass”) is Auda’s father Amar, ruler of Salmaah, who is forced to give up his beloved two sons after losing a battle to his fierce enemy Nessib, ruler of the kingdom of Hobeika, played by Antonio Banderas (“Mask of Zorro”; “You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger”) . Frieda Pinto (“Slumdog Millionaire”; “Miral”) plays Princess Lallah, the daughter of Nessib and future wife of Auda. Riz Ahmed (“Four Lions”) plays the role of the wisecracking Dr. Ali, half-brother to Auda, while supermodel Liya Kebeda (“Flower of the Desert”) plays fiery Bedouin slave girl Aicha.
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Thes pictures awesome, this is definitely an epic scope for a film.