Magazine article Screen International

Kingsley, Payne, Skarsgard Line Up for Beta's Physician

Magazine article Screen International

Kingsley, Payne, Skarsgard Line Up for Beta's Physician

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International stars including Ben Kingsley, Tom Payne and Stellan Skarsgård have joined the cast of Beta Cinema's film adaptation of Noah Gordon's bestseller The Physician.

Directed by Philipp Stoelzl (North Face), this adventure set in 11th-century England and Persia will be shot in Morocco and Germany starting in mid June 2012. Beta Cinema is co-producing and handling the world sales.

The Physician is the story of of one man's passionate search for truth in the religion-dominated and superstitious world of the 11th century. It has sold over 21 million copies worldwide.

Tom Payne plays the lead role of Physician Rob Cole. Ben Kingsley is cast as Ibn Sina, the "doctor of all doctors". Stellan Skarsgård takes the role of the Barber, Rob's first mentor, and Olivier Martinez plays Shah Ala ad-Daula. Scriptwriter Jan Berger has adapted the hit novel. …

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