Actor/producer/female Salma Hayek has decided to help out with the daunting task that is The Prophet. Why is it daunting? The plan is for each chapter of Kahlil Gibran’s book to be handled by a different director, with an overarching “theme and musical thorough-line.” And take a look at the directors that are attached on so far:
“Filmmakers expected to participate so far include Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville), John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda), Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), Chris Landreth (Oscar-winning short Ryan), Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guard Dog and Your Face) and Kunio Kato (Oscar winning short Tsumiki no ie).”
And there’s going to be more names added in the future. So clearly, Hayek has her work cut out for her, especially since it’s her production company Ventanarosa Productions who’s one of the movie’s producers, and it isn’t known if Hayek will be appearing in the movie in any way.
A little about the book: It’s one of the most popular books in the world, selling more than 100 million copies since its original publication in 1923. I’ve already started reading it so I have something to talk about when I meet Salma Hayek. (via Deadline)