Slumdog star Freida Pinto to star in Israeli film

  • IANS, London
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  • Updated: Mar 25, 2009 22:38 IST

Freida Pinto is going places, literally. After bagging a role in a Woody Allen film, the Slumdog Millionaire star has now joined the of Israeli filmmaker Julian Schnabel's Miral.

The 24-year-old shot to international fame after the success of Danny Boyle's multiple Oscar-winning drama.

Adapted from Rula Jebreal's book about Hind Husseini, who founded an orphanage in Jerusalem in the wake of the 1948 partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel, the screenplay for the film is written by Schnabel himself, reports Variety magazine.

The film is to be shot in Israel and the Palestinian territories with filming to begin on April 19.

Earlier, Freida was selected for Allen's untitled project opposite the likes of Sir Anthony Hopkins and Josh Brolin.


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