Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - James Woods to visit for UK movie

James Woods to visit for UK movie

P lans are underway to produce a major, big-budget motion picture in Cambodia

starring Hollywood veteran, James Woods, with Briton Stanley Harper as director

and the involvement of Roland Joffe, who acquired fame with his Academy Award

winning film, "The Killing Fields."

Appropriate green lights for the film

"Dei Khmer, Srok Khmer" have been given by His Majesty King Sihanouk, Second

Prime Minister Hun Sen, as well as the Ministries of Interior, Culture and

Information, according to Ministry of Information spokesman Leng

Sochea.

One government official said that the film was budgeted at $40

million although this could not be confirmed by the Ministry of

Information.

Harper is the director of an earlier film on Cambodia called

"Situation Zero".

His upcoming film will deal with the return of a

refugee family from a border camp in l993 and "their reconciliation in their

homeland and how it affects two foreigners in Cambodia," according to a letter

granting permission for the project seen by the Post.

James Woods is

known for his roles in "Salvador" and "Tequila Sunrise" as well as a host of

other blockbusters, although several ardent film buffs interviewed by the Post

could not remember their names.

Crews and actors are expected to arrive

"in late August or early September" to start filming according to Sochea.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Political analyst Kim Sok who is seen being escorted into a police van after his bail was denied in March at the Appeals Court in Phnom Penh, announced that he will go on hunger strike in Prey Say prison from today until the June 4 commune elections.

Imprisoned political analyst and social commentator

Military police stand guard outside a polling station that was allegedly prematurely closed to eligible voters during the 2013 general election in Kandal province. Photo supplied

The Ministry of Defence on Friday lashed out at civil society and election monitoring groups, claiming a