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Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek to star in 'The Prophet'

Los Angeles, PTI | Updated : 19 June 2013, 03:59 PM

Liam Neeson will join forces with Salma Hayek and John Krasinski in "The Prophet", the animated movie inspired by Khalil Gibran's famous book which was first published in 1923 by Alfred A Knopf.

Tony winner Frank Langella has also been added to the cast, along with Alfred Molina, known for starring as Dr Otto Octavius in "Spider-Man 2", and Quvenzhane Wallis, Denzel Washington's co-star in upcoming musical "Annie", reported a daily.

Besides acting, Hayek will also produce alongside Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski. Participant Media and Doha Film Institute are to finance and executive produce the movie.

Allers, who served behind the lens for Ashton Kutcher's "Open Season", will direct the narrative story. As for the individual chapters, they are to be helmed by Tomm Moore ("The Secret of Kells"), Joan Gratz ("Mona LisaDescending a Staircase"), Bill Plympton ("Guard Dog and YourFace"), Nina Paley ("Sita Sings the Blues"), Joann Sfar ("TheRabbi's Cat"), Paul and Gaetan Brizzi ("Fantasia 2000"), Michal Socha ("Chick") and Mohammed Harib ("Freej"). "The Prophet" is eyeing a 2014 release in spring. 

First Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 03:55 PM
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