Brendan Frazer joins shoot for Rohit Karn Batra’s The Field in Mumbai
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Hollywood actor Brendan Fraser landed in Mumbai on Monday to shoot for Rohit Batra’s American film in which he takes on the role of an under-the-radar arms dealer based in Delhi.
Brendan Fraser who played Rick O’Connell in The Mummy trilogy and is equally well-known for comedies and fantasies like Encino Man, George of the Jungle, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Inkheart, as also dramas like The Quiet American and Crash, landed in Mumbai yesterday for an eight-day shoot of Rohit Batra’s American film, The Field. He will start from June 17 and they will be filming around the city. The American-Canadian actor who loves India but is here this time to work, will be in the Maximum City for around 12-13 days before he flies back to the US.
The film is a cops-and-robbers story featuring actors from around the world. Brendan reportedly plays an under-theradar arms dealer settled in Delhi and The Field is the name of the undercover operation.
According to a source, the actor liked the script immediately which is dark, with thrill elements, and is a good balance of drama and comedy. Even though it is a character role it has all the attributes of a leading role, with plenty of scope for histrionics and a depth to the character. “India is very special and he wanted to be a part of a good project. The Field was right up his street,” adds the source.
The film is very Indian in its story which is about family and obligations but the way it has been structured and will be presented is very Hollywood. It also features Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi and Prem Chopra and while some of the characters speak in Hindi, Brendan will be required to speak only in English.