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
One government official said that the film was budgeted at $40
million although this could not be confirmed by the Ministry of
Harper is the director of an earlier film on Cambodia called
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.