Super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer is planning for a new movie based on the videogame Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. Big-screen adaptations of videogames are usually crap but as Sands of Time actually have a story in the game, I think this adaptation is worth to see.
Unfortunately, the rumored prince will be played by the very white Jake Gyllenhaal! Now I think Mr. Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain, Rendition) is a pretty solid actor, but when the title is ‘Prince of Persia: Sands of Time’, surely an actor as white as Jake Gyllenhaal is not the guy you choose. The prince has to at least look Persian, right?
But then we are talking about Hollywood, where a big, black guy can play Kingpin (see Daredevil). Luckily the actor hasn’t accepted the offer yet. I hope he never will.