First Look: BLACK GOLD starring Antonio Banderas, Mark Strong and Frieda Pinto

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. 

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