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‘Thief’ ready to roll

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Hallmark is to begin work on the $40 million “Thief of Baghdad,” the most expensive film ever shot in India, at the end of the year.

According to Terence Yau, Asia Pacific CEO of Hallmark parent company Crown Media, pic will feature an international cast, which has yet to be finalized. Shooting is expected to take three months.

Project is part of a strategy to highlight Hallmark’s presence in India. The channel also plans to produce local content for national terrestrial broadcaster Doordarshan.

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