After Ewan McGregor was crowned King for a romantic comedy last week, he’s set for The Prince of Tehran, another project looking for pick-up at the American Film Market. Moviehole has news on the film, which would team the Beginners star with Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler, The Ides of March) in a drama that follows the 1980 Iranian revolution — an event that was recently captured in Ben Affleck‘s Argo.
Directorial duties would come from Kari Skogland, who tackled another historical drama with the IRA story Fifty Dead Men Walking starring Jim Sturgess, and recently helmed an episode of Boardwalk Empire. There’s also a major part of a teen girl, which could possibly get announced if there is traction at AFM. In the meantime, check out a synopsis of the story below, which is described as Midnight Express meets Bangkok Hilton:
Set after the 1980 Iranian revolution where a 16-year-old Christian schoolgirl named Marina Nemat was, in 1982 after being arrested for leading a protest against the requirement to study the Koran , sentenced to death at the infamous Evin prison. Salvation came for the girl in the form of Ali, a young guard that falls in love with the girl, ultimately proposing they get married – which would involve her adopting Islam – to save her life. The tale has a rather tragic end, but Marina’s story has emerged a heroine with an important, much-heard voice.
Would you like to see McGregor and Wood team for this project?
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