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The cast for 'The Alchemist' adaptation includes Sebastian de Souza, Tom Hollander, Shohreh Aghdashloo
Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist’ will soon get a feature adaptation and makers announced the stars cast for the project. It includes Sebastian de Souza, Tom Hollander and Shohreh Aghdashloo.
The ensemble cast also includes Jordi Molla, Youssef Kerkour and Ashraf Barhom.
The project is set to start production in Morroco in September.
Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios, Netter Films and PalmStar Media are producing the movie and will be directed by Kevin Frakes.
Laurence Fishburne had wanted to develop Paulo Coelho’s best-selling book for 16 years after acquiring the film rights to the 1988 novel from Warner Bros. Pictures with the intent of making the movie themselves.
“Hundreds of millions of people over the past three decades have found inspiration in The Alchemist to pursue their dreams, listen to their hearts, and never to lose hope when faced with adversity,” said Netter Films in a statement.
The film’s production team also includes Oscar-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda, and the script was co-written by Frakes and Ryan Kreston.