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Foster Options The Arms of the Sun

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
July 30, 2008

Producer Lucas Foster (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) has optioned "The Arms of the Sun," a novel by Roberto Zacco first published in Italy by Mondadori, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The novel is part of a trilogy about the ancient Egyptian pharaohs and focuses on Nefertiti, the consort of Akhenaton, the first royal to espouse belief in a single god.

"This is a cool book about one of history's most intriguing women. It will be the basis for an epic romantic adventure film -- movies like this are why I became a filmmaker," Foster said.

Writers are being screened but casting is not yet under way. Plans are to shoot the $30 million film in Morocco and Dubai.





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