Omar Sharif signs on for Iranian film ‘Saint Petersburg’

November 14th, 2007 - 10:37 am ICT by admin  

To be directed by Kamal Tabrizi, the pic revolves around two cheats who constantly conspire against each other.

Producer Hamid Etebarian told the Mehr News Agency over the weekend that the actor was now waiting to receive the final version of the screenplay.

“After making many efforts to contact the great actor of world cinema, he agreed to appear in ‘Saint Petersburg’,” Tehran Times quoted Etebarian, as telling the agency.

“At present, he is waiting to receive the final version of the screenplay, which is currently being written by Peyman Qasemkhani. The screenplay will be translated into English to send to Sharif after it is completed,” he added.

Sharif has appeared in a number of in Arabic, French, and English feature films.

The 75-year old actor is most famous for his roles in “Doctor Zhivago” and “Lawrence of Arabia”, the latter earning him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination as Sherif Ali ibn el Kharish. (ANI)

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