Disney’s idea of a Persian prince? A Swede.

Prince-of-persia-movie-poster Even at the height of the Persian Empire, you'd probably have been hard pressed to find anyone in its borders with a name like "Gyllenhaal." But that hasn't stopped Disney from casting Jake Gyllenhaal as the lead in Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, a movie based on the aggravatingly difficult video game. The game, released in 2003, was lauded by critics for its “stunning atmosphere and satisfyingly clever environmental puzzles,” traits that probably won't make it to the big screen. But hey, if this works and they want to cast Jake as the visually improbable lead in a movie based on a frustrating video game, there's always Battletoads.

Posted by David Kiefaber