News|September 6, 2010 9:40 pm

Freida Pinto to Star Against Antonio Banderas in Black Thirst

Frieda Pinto who started her career with Slum Dog Millionaire is now fully involved in Hollywood projects. The actress has signed another Hollywood period film in opposite to Spanish actor, Antonio Banderas.

The film titled, Black Thirst will be directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud of Enemy at the Gates and Seven Years in Tibet fame. Set in 1929, the story of the flick is based on how America, in pursuit of oil, started targeting the Gulf as early as 1920. An affluent Arab prince falls in love with a princess but his marital bliss is shortlived as tension and duty to protect his country after oil is discovered in the Gulf befalls on him.

The film also stars Tahar Rahim (of A Prophet fame) and Mark Strong. Frieda is playing an Arabian princess and is paired opposite Rahim, but she has a lot many scenes with Banderas. This would be Pinto’s sixth International film after Rise of the Apes, Immortals, Miral, You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger and Slumdog.