Anil Kapoor bags Hollywood project `Cities`
Los Angeles: Anil Kapoor is riding high post `Slumdog Millionaire`. After sharing screenspace with Tom Cruise in `Mission Impossible 4`, he will next be seen in financial thriller `Cities` opposite Hollywood star Clive Owen.
The Roger Donaldson directed project will be launched at the upcoming Cannes film festival`s market and some parts of the movie will be shot in Mumbai.
The film is being described as a cautionary tale about greed and ambition that takes place on a global scale in three colliding story lines set in the exuberant months leading up to the Dow Jones all-time stock market high, the Hollywood Reporter said.
The three involve a New York-based hedge fund manager (Owen) who has everything he wants - money, sex and power - but he wants more; a young couple in London that just wants to buy their first home, something that seems impossibly out of reach; and a Mumbai cop, who fights against corruption between property speculators and his colleagues, one of whom will be played by Kapoor.
Donaldson co-wrote the script from an original script titled `Extreme Cities`, written by Glenn Wilhide. They are planning to begin shooting the movie in October in London, Mumbai and New York.
Kapoor`s international career shot up post his role as a mean game show host in Danny Boyle`s `Slumdog Millionaire`, which also helped launch Indian beauty Freida Pinto in Hollywood.