Jake Gyllenhaal & Ben Kingsley.Scans of Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton in "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" (2010) Visual Guide (Scans).
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-FJI: How did you come to cast Jake Gyllenhaal as the titular prince and Gemma Arterton as his love interest, Tamina?
-Newell: I know Jake's parents, so I've known him since he was a small child and I've watched him grow up to become a really wonderful, subtle, sensitive actor with terrific emotional range. That's what I wanted for this character, but at the same time I had to have an action hero. So I took a bet! Jake's a strong guy and he's immensely hard-working, so I knew that one of the things that would set him on his mettle was actually performing these stunts. A lot of the fighting in the movie is Jake and a fight routine has to be learned to the inch or people get hurt. What you have is this tremendously energetic and youthful man of action who also has a wonderful sensitive side under the surface.
I saw a lot of girls for the female lead; I looked at Iranian actresses, Israeli actresses and was about to go to India to look at Bollywood actresses. But Jerry kept pushing me towards English actresses because he had had such luck with Keira Knightley in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. As soon as Gemma walked in, I fell for her. She's very energetic and very feisty and very intelligent and she's wonderful at being the tough girl who can stand up to Jake's character". Source: www.filmjournal.com
In news related to "Source Code":
"The producers of a big-budget Hollywood movie have cancelled plans to film scenes at the Ottawa train station after failing to come to terms with VIA Rail on a fee.
Source Code is a $35-million science-fiction thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain), recent Oscar-nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) and Canadian comedian Russell Peters. The story concerns a soldier who inexplicably wakes up in the body of a commuter who witnesses a train bombing.
Jake Gyllenhaal playing with Atticus on the set of "Source Code" in Montreal on 11th March 2010.
"We will not be coming to Ottawa and we will not comment on the situation," Manon Bougie, the film's production manager said Wednesday.
She said a replacement location has been found in Montreal.
News of the cancellation comes a day after officials at Ottawa's Canadian Screen Training Centre announced they will close April 1 after 29 years, a victim of funding cuts by the federal government". Source: www.ottawacitizen.com