Magazine article Screen International

Ed Skrein, Hermione Corfield, Laurence Fox Wrap 'Born A King' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Ed Skrein, Hermione Corfield, Laurence Fox Wrap 'Born A King' (Exclusive)

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Historical drama comes from Oscar-winning producer Andrés Vicente Gómez.

Ed Skrein, Hermione Corfield and Laurence Fox have wrapped shooting Born A King, a historical drama from the Oscar-winning producer of Belle Epoque.

Abdullah Ali, Ed Skrein, Rubén Ochandiano in Born A King

Set in 1919, the film tells the story of 14-year-old Prince Faisal, who is dispatched by his father, the king of Saudi Arabia, to London on a high-stakes diplomatic mission to secure the formation of his country. Young actor Abdullah Ali makes his debut in the role of the prince.

The project is a British-Spanish co-production led by Andrés Vicente Gómez, whose credits as a producer include Belle Epoque, which won the foreign language film Oscar in 1994. This is his first production since the Salma Hayek-starring As Luck Would Have It, which was nominated for two Goyas in 2012.

Born A King filmed in London and Saudi Arabia. According to the producers, the film is the first western project to have shot in Saudi Arabia. Producer Gómez says he spent four years negotiating with the government to obtain permits. …

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