Jake Gyllenhaal: Prince of Persia’s first official pictures
Check out this first official photo of Jake Gyllenhaal playing Prince Dastan in Jerry Bruckheimer’s epic Prince of Persia: Sands of Time via EW.
“I’m tired of taking myself so seriously,” says the 28-year-old actor “It’s nice when a stuntman turns to you and is like, ‘Actors don’t normally do this.’” (Jake found himself sword-fighting, climbing walls, and jumping off of buildings as part of the prince’s quest to find an enchanted dagger and turn back time.)
Jake plays Dastan that is a street urchin in 6th century Persia. After showing valor in battle, he is adopted by the king as his heir, so the king's two sons will not fight over the throne. He teams up with Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) to rescue the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that controls time, from the hands of the villainous nobleman, Nizam (Sir Ben Kingsley).
Prince of Persia opens in theaters everywhere on May 28, 2010.