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Behrouz Vossoughi and Vanessa Redgrave to Star in upcoming film "The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam"

6/5/03 By Darius Kadivar

Behrouz Vossoughi and Vanessa Redgrave in the Keeper 2003

The Legendary Iranian Star of "Caravans" 1978 with Anthony Quinn will be making a screen comeback in an upcoming film directed by Iranian Kayvan Mashayekh and Co-Starring with another Screen Icon the Great British actress Vanessa Redgrave. The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam will be based on Omar Khayyam's Legend, the exact plot of this film is still a secret for the film is in post production. Vossoughi is to play the role of Omar Khayyam or Nizam Al Mulk, in what seems to be an "Avant-Garde" movie rather than an epic on the Poets life.

Khayyam was already a subject of several films made by Hollywood, the most famous being the "Life, Loves and Adventures of Omar Khayyam" with Cornel Wilde and Debra Paget in the 1950's produced by Paramount Pictures.


Rare Movie Still of Debra Paget as "Sharain" aka "Shirine" and Cornel Wilde as "Omar Khayyam"

In recent Years, Lebanese Author Amin Maalouf popularized the Great Poets life in a Bestseller "Samarkand", translated in a number of Languages, confirming the continuous fascination for the Great Poets life and Work.


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