TORONTO — Oscar winner Ben Kingsley will be back in Montreal next month to star in a mini-series about legendary Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamun.
Kingsley recently wrapped work in Montreal on The Wire with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Cameras are scheduled to roll on Tut from late September until the end of December.
Kingsley will play Ay, the grand vizier to King Tut in the six-hour series for Spike TV.
Vancouver actor Avan Jogia (Twisted), 22, is set to play King Tut.
Additional filming will be done in Morocco.
Kingsley won an Oscar for portraying the titular Indian leader in 1982’s Gandhi and earned nominations for House of Sand and Fog, Sexy Beast and Bugsy.
In addition to The Wire, he has made several films in Canada including the made-in-Toronto 2008 comedy Love Guru and the forthcoming Vancouver-shot Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Toronto-filmed Life.
Tut is scheduled to air on Spike next year.
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