Rumor Control: Orlando Bloom is not the PRINCE OF PERSIA

We would like it if the real man cast for the part was actually Persian, or failing that looked like he might come from the country!

A rumor that was glossed up by some journalists to be the gospel truth around the web this morning (you will notice we didn't report on it) has unsurprisingly been proven to be false. Orlando Bloom has not been cast as the Prince of Persia in the Walt Disney Pictures movie which shall soon begin filming under the lens of Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) at Pinewood before moving off to Morocco. You can probably also chalk off the rumor that Zac Efron was the studio's second choice for the part.

Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the film which at this stage is set for a release next June where it is expected to fill the gap left behind by the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Not to be picky or anything Mr. Bruckheimer - but I would love if you actually would cast a Persian as the Prince of Persia please. Or at worst, someone who looked Persian. I don't think that is too much to ask now is it? THANK YOU! If this film is staying on course I would expect some real casting news to leak soon. source - coming soon
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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.