Jake Gyllenhaal

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Game on.

Jake Gyllenhaal has been cast as the titular royal in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, a joint Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer produced film adapted from the classic video game of the same name.

Joining Gyllenhaal in the fantasy adventure epic is upcoming Bond babe Gemma Arterton. The blue-blooded duo join forces to prevent their royal foe from obtaining the Sands of Time, a gift bequeathed from the gods which allows its possessor to turn back time and, naturally, rule the world.

The big-budget flick is based on the Ubisoft game first released in 1989 and which has gone on to spawn several sequels. Word is the film, should it manage to connect at the box office, will follow suit, with designs on turning it into a Pirates of the Caribbean-type franchise.

A princely notion indeed.

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