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The Prince of Persia Is Lilly-White

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 11, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 11, 2009 |

These photos are a couple of days old now (compliments of HuffPo), so you may have already had the immense pleasure of seeing The Jake’s dreamy eyes. These are snapshots from the set of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, wherein Jake Gyllenhaal plays the freakin’ Prince of Persia. I can’t decide if it’s more absurd that he’s playing an action star or a Persian. Here’s my theory: The Prince of Persia has Vitiligo, the skin disease that whitened Michael Jackson. (Fun Fact: I, too, have Vitiligo (seriously), but I’m so fair-skinned that it’s almost completely undetectable.) In effect, what I’m saying is: They should change the name to The Prince of Wisconsin.



For the curious, the movie comes out in May 2010. It’ll be directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Donnie Brasco) and produced by Michael Bay. Bond girl Gemma Arterton will play the love interest. It’s based on the video game, which follows an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world.

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