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Ben Kingsley playing villain in 'Prince of Persia'

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(FROM VARIETY) ? Ben Kingsley has been cast as the villain in Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer’s upcoming movie adaptation of the videogame Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. The fantasy adventure project also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, new Bond girl Gemma Arterton, and Alfred Molina, and is being directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). Kingsley plays Nizam, who plots to kill his brother King Shahrman and blame it on young Prince Dastan (Gyllenhaal) so he can take the throne. Arterton plays the princess Tamina. Shooting is scheduled to start in July. Sir Ben will next be seen in The Love Guru, 50 Dead Men, The Wackness, Elegy, and Transsiberian. He is currently shooting Martin Scorsese’s drama Shutter Island, with Leonardo DiCaprio. (Variety)