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Stewart In Hunting Elephants

Posted by T'Bonz - 10/08/12 at 11:08 am


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Sir Patrick Stewart has arrived in Israel to begin filming for Hunting Elephants.

Directed by Reshef Levy, Hunting Elephants is the story of a “precocious dreamer hoping to save his family home by enlisting a group of pensioners.”

Originally, John Cleese was to have a role in the film, but he had to drop out of the project, and Stewart is Cleese’s replacement. Stewart will be playing an English gentleman who becomes involved in a “half-baked plot” to rob a bank.

“It was a great honor to be given a role that was written for John Cleese,” said Stewart. “I have to see how I can make it my own. I always wanted to be funny, now I have a chance.”

Stewart welcomed the chance to visit Israel again. “I told my family and friends that I wanted to come back [to Israel],” he said. “I am happy to be here, not as a tourist but as part of an Israeli movie production.”

Being in Israel will give Stewart a chance to learn more about the country and its role in the Middle East peace process. ““I plan to leave Israel in a few weeks with a firmer opinion about what’s going on here,” he said.

Source: The Jewish Chroniclevia Times of Israel

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  • Tcarch

    WOW1 Patrick Stewart finally gets a chance to be funny and be a ciomedian for once, love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Anachronus James Wade

    He was hilarious in Jeffrey.

  • Cardinal Biggles

    “One morning, I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.”