Dylan Sprouse returns in an exciting new role. After stepping away from childhood stardom to study video game design at New York University and start a small business, Dylan has now announced via Twitter that he will star in the upcoming fantasy romance flick. Turandot, directed by filmmaker Xiaolong Zheng.
Tuesday May 29, Dylan tweeted about the new role, writing: “Proud to announce my participation in the huge Chinese fantasy love movie, Turandot like Prince Calaf! Between losing 30 pounds from combat training and speaking exclusively Mandarin is a huge step forward for me… “Sprouse followed the ad with a shirtless selfie on his Instagram story, joking that “Turandot is also the reason I have become a f * kboi gym lately.
Deadline reported that in the film, Princess Turandot, played by Chinese actress Guan Xiaotong, is cursed by a mysterious power radiating from three bracelets given to her as a birthday present. Gradually, the bracelets drain the humanity of the princess, leaving her cold and cruel. Meanwhile, foreign princes attempt to free her from the curse by solving three puzzles, one for each bracelet. Any wrong answer results in death. Calaf, played by Sprouse, is an ordinary citizen who falls in love with the princess and risks his life to save her. And in doing so, discovers “his own extraordinary past”, according to Deadline. If the plot of Turandot gives you major The sword in the stone vibrations, not so fast. Written by Xiaoping Wang, the screenplay is actually an adaptation of Giacomo Puccini’s iconic three-act opera of the same name.
Fans of the opera and Dylan expressed their excitement on Twitter, with a writing, “Turandot is one of my favorite operas. I’m crying. ”Other opera fans, meanwhile, expressed more cautious enthusiasm, with some offering criticism of the adaptation and the decision to cast Sprouse. Turandot fan wrote: “Glad to see such a Turandot cinematic tale!” a user wrote. “But a little uncomfortable with his multidimensional character being rewritten as ‘evil magic bracelet’ + the introduction of the White Savior by Dylan Sprouse … I love Dylan but. Idk if that’s the right one way forward for an opera adaptation. The user added, “Studios should do everything possible to find diverse talent instead of just inserting famous white people. And although Calaf is an alien prince, the white European is not the only “alien” race to choose from. “
The film is currently in production and has no release date yet. Until more details are released, look forward to seeing Dylan in the next independent film. Banana split, scheduled for release in 2018, according to IMDB.
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