Director Tarsem Signs Freida Pinto to Be a Priestess in WAR OF THE GODS

     February 24, 2010

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It really seems like every other movie coming out nowadays has something to do with Greek gods, and I’ll probably skip just about all of them except for this one, because I’ll see just about anything directed by Tarsem.

If you have seen The Fall (and if you haven’t, why the heck not?), you know he’s as capable of telling a great story as he is of delivering something visually stunning, and now he’s got a great leading lady in Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) for his next project, War of the Gods, which is set to begin shooting in early April. The story follows a young warrior Theseus (Henry Cavill) as he leads his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to – of course – save mankind. Pinto is set to play Phaedra, an oracle priestess who joins Theseus on his quest.

Like I said, these movies quickly all run together for me, but Tarsem is without exaggerating a genius, and Freida Pinto is the kind of beauty I’d probably pay to watch eat a bag of chips, so definitely keep your eyes on this one.

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