Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Update: John Abraham to act with Rachel Weisz

We had told you yesterday about John's next international project Luna with Deepa Mehta. Here's an update.

Hollywood actress Rachel Weisz (The Mummy, Constant Gardner, Constantine) has been finalised opposite John.

John will be the first mainstream actor from Bollywood to play a culture-unspecific role opposite a huge Hollywood actress.

Said Deepa, "John, who plays an environmentalist in Luna, is not an Indian, nor an American in the film. His culture origins aren't specified. Unlike in Water, in this film, he won't be a man in a dhoti playing the basuri. This makes him Bollywood's first actor to crack the West without playing an NRI or some exotic creature. He has a full-fledged role opposite Rachel."

Two-time Oscar winner David Ward will write the script for the film. Deepa specifies that the film is very eco-friendly. "The true-life inspiration for the film, Julia Hill, just loved John. Her approval was very important. She thought he looked like Antonio Banderas!"

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