Source: Tehran Times
Atshani, renowned for movies such as "The President's Cellphone", "Wish
Bone", "Banana Peel", and "Negar's Role" will use a cast and crew from both the
U.S. and the Middle East.
Val Kilmer, the star of movies "Top Gun" and "Batman Forever", has signed on to act in "1st Born".
The film is about a newlywed couple, Iranian-born Ben and his American Kate, who
are living in California. When the couple's first pregnancy faces complications,
both sides of their family must come together - a rather complicated notion as
Ben's father Hamid is anti-American Iranian politician, while Kate's father
Biden (Kilmer) is an American politician who takes a hardline stance against
The film will be produced at Hollywood's LA Independent Film and Entertainment. Sam Khoze is producing with a team including producer Edwin Avaness and associate producer in Iran Puria Naserbakht.
Khoze, Tarek Zohdi and Medhi Alimirzai wrote the script for the project, which its shooting is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles in August.
Among Atshani's credits is also "Paradise", a co-production between Iran and Germany.
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