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Freida Pinto to play Greek priestess

Freida Pinto is going places. After bagging a role in Woody Allen's film You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, the Slumdog Millionaire actress is set to portray a Greek priestess in War of the Gods.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2010 19:29 IST

Freida PintoIndian beauty Freida Pinto is going places. After bagging a role in Woody Allen's film, the Slumdog Millionaire actress is set to portray a Greek priestess in War of the Gods.



The film, about the Greek mythology, will be directed by Tarsem Singh and begins production in April. The story revolves around a young warrior Theseus who leads his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to defeat evil and the powerful elder gods of the Titans in order to save mankind, Variety reported online.



Pinto, 25, will portray Phaedra, an oracle priestess who must join Theseus, played by Henry Cavill of 'The Tudors' fame. Phaedra joins Theseus to prevent the cataclysmic war from erupting.



The film will be produced by Gianni Nunnari of Hollywood Gang Prods, Mark Canton of Atmosphere Entertainment and Relativity topper Ryan Kavanaugh. Nunnari and Canton partnered on 2007's '300', which starred Gerard Butler in the lead.



The original screenplay of the movie was written by Harley and Vlas Parlapanides while Jason Keller has penned the most recent draft of the script.



Pinto shot to international fame after her role as Latika, the childhood sweetheart of Jamaal, the urchin boy, who goes on to win USD 10 million in a TV game show in Danny Boyle's multi-Oscar-winning film.



Pinto has completed shooting Woody Allen's You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger opposite Josh Brolin and Naomi Watts, and Israeli film Miral, which has been directed by Julian Schnabel. Pinto plays the title part in the movie.