Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2004
8X Entertainment, the Hollywood-based production company which produced the 1999 hit film, ÂThe Omega Code,Â has begun a three week film shoot in northwestern India. The historical epic, ÂOne Night With the King,Â is based on the best selling novel, ÂHadassah: One Night With The KingÂ by author Tommy Tenney.
ÂOne Night With The KingÂ chronicles the life of the young Jewish girl, Hadassah, played by Hollywood newcomer, Tiffany Dupont. Dupont portrays the rags-to-riches heroine who goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia (400Â322 B.C.), who saves the Jewish nation from annihilation at the hands of its arch enemy Haman (played by James Callis; ÂHelen of Troy,Â 2003) while winning the heart of the fiercely handsome King Xerxes, played by Luke Goss, 36 (ÂBlade II,Â 2002; ÂZigZag,Â 1999).
ÂÂOne Night With The KingÂ is a multi-million dollar epic teeming with romance and imagery and complete with suspense, political war conspiracies, and religious intrigue,Â says TBN publicist, Susan Zahn of WDC Media.
ÂHaving motion picture legends Peter OÂToole (the Prophet Samuel) and Omar Sharif (Prince Memucan) starring on the same bill only adds to the filmÂs overall mystique,Â says Zahn. ÂWho could forget the stunning epic, ÂLawrence of ArabiaÂ (1962) and its incredible visuals!Â exclaims Zahn. ÂOr the mirage scene in which Omar Sharif appears from the desert mist or the scene where Peter OÂToole returns in Arab garb to be cheered as a hero by his army colleagues?Â
The ÂOne Night With The KingÂ cast includes such notable talent as John Rhys-Davies as Mordecai and John Noble as Prince Admantha. Both actors starred in the blockbuster trilogy ÂLord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,Â ÂThe Two Towers,Â and ÂReturn of the King.Â The film also features veteran actor Tommy ÂTinyÂ Lister Jr. in the lead role of Hegai. Lister has appeared in over 80 films.
ÂThe account of Esther is a passionate story,Â relates Tommy Tenney. ÂItÂs full of reversals of fortune as the tension of the story builds. ItÂs rooted deeply in two basic human emotionsÂlove and hate,Â says the best-selling author.
With the filmÂs historical background and its majestic sets, the actors cast in ÂOne Night With The KingÂ provide the movie with a rich landscape of ethnic diversity. ÂThis project naturally lends itself to being multicultural,Â states Tenney. ÂIt stretches across huge cultural divides from religion to ethnicity. Esther, as an historical figure, appeals to both the Christian and Jewish communities worldwide. The fact that the storyline unfolds in ancient Iraq and Iran is of interest to Muslims as well,Â explains Tenney.
Adapted for film by screenwriter Stephan Blinn and directed by Michael Sajbel, ÂOne Night With The KingÂ is scheduled for theatrical release on March 25, a date that coincides with the Christian Good Friday and EstherÂs Jewish Feast of Purim.
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