Gyllenhaal Lands Lead in Prince of Persia

Will star in the film adaptation of the cult favorite video game
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2008 11:54 AM CDT
Gyllenhaal Lands Lead in Prince of Persia
Jake Gyllenhaal poses with girlfriend Reese Witherspoon to promote their film "Rendition" in October 2007.   (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Jake Gyllenhaal has scored the lead in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, a Jerry Bruckheimer adaptation of the popular video game, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In the blockbuster fantasy adventure, Gyllenhaal will play a 6th century Persian prince who, along with a feisty princess played by up-and-comer Gemma Arterton must save the world from a villainous nobleman.

Bruckheimer, known for his budget-busting blockbusters, would say only, "It's not one of our smaller productions." (Read more Jake Gyllenhaal stories.)

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