By Claire Ferris-Lay
British actress to star in first in a series of films directed by Rachid Bouchareb
British actress Sienna Miller is set to star in the first in a trilogy of films about the changing relationship between Americans and the Arab world, it has been reported.
“Just like a Woman” will be the first film in the French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb’s planned trilogy that will have Arabic sensibilities, the director told The Wrap website.
The director, who has been nominated for three Oscars in the Best Foreign Language category, told The Wrap he had already finished the principal photography for the first film.
“I'm always interested in what happens between the Arabic world and the West,” Bouchareb said. “I come from North Africa, I lived in Paris and I made North African and Algerian and French movies, and now movies in America. But the stories are universal.”
Each of the three films will be in filmed in English, said The Wrap.
Miller will star alongside the Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani who plays an Arab immigrant. The two meet as they travel from Chicago New Mexico, both escaping marriages.
The second film, Belleville’s Cop, will star Jamel Debbouze in the comedy about a French-Arabic policeman teamed with an LAPD policewoman. The final film, which is not yet named, will star the Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker as a Muslim ex-con dealing with anti-Arab sentiment in a town along the Arizona/Mexico border.
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