Posted on May 4, 2011 at 4:46 am

Bollywood What's Happenin'

Anil Kapoor to star in Roger Donaldson's "Cities"

An upcoming movie, entitled “Cities”, will feature “Slumdog Millionaire” star Anil Kapoor and Clive Owen. The financial thriller will be directed by Australian-born Roger Donaldson and produced by Matthew Metcalfe

According to Parlay Films, which is in charge of handling international sales for the film and debuting the project at the upcoming Cannes Film Market, the plot of the story is “a cautionary tale about greed and ambition that takes place in the exuberant months leading up to the Dow Jones all-time stock market high. Fortunes, both big and small are put at risk as people around the globe gamble that the financial market’s meteoric rise will continue. In New York, a hedge fund manager has everything he wants – money, sex and power, but he wants more.  In London, a young couple just want to buy their first home, but it seems impossibly out of reach. In Mumbai, a cop fights against corruption between property speculators and his colleagues. These stories will all dramatically collide in a world where the fortunes of individuals are interwoven with the lives of others across the globe they have never even met.”

Shooting for the film is set to begin this October in several cities, including Mumbai, London and New York.

Owen has risen to the top ranks of international superstar actors having been nominated for an Academy Award for “Closer” and winning a Golden Globe for the same role.   Some of his extensive credits include “The Bourne Identity”, “Children of Men” and “Sin City”.  His upcoming films include “The Killer Elite” opposite Jason Statham and Robert De Niro and “Intruders” for Universal Pictures.

World renown Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor has also starred in 20th Century Fox Television’s award-winning TV series “24” and will next be seen in the next Mission Impossible installment “Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol”.

We’ll be bringing you the latest updates on “Cities” so be sure to keep it locked with UrbanAsian!