Alfred Molina joins ‘Prince of Persia’

Actor joins Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley

Alfred Molina will join Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton and Ben Kingsley in Disney’s “Prince of Persia,” the Mike Newell-directed adaptation of the Ubisoft fantasy actioner. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing.

Molina will play Sheik Amar, who becomes a mentor to the prince.

Shooting is slated to begin in July in the U.K. and Morocco.

Molina is starring in “Courtroom K,” a Fox pilot written by Paul Attanasio and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. He also completed Overture’s “Humboldt Park” and stars in “An Education.”

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