Who will be James Brooke?

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Movies -

NOW that we know that the film White Ra­jah is go­ing ahead, there is one ques­tion left: who will be play­ing the tit­u­lar role?

While he re­mained tight-lipped about any po­ten­tial names, here’s what pro­ducer Rob Al­lyn had to say about the sub­ject: “Brooke came to Sarawak in his 30s. He was tall for the time, funny, good look­ing.

“He also has a cer­tain sort of charisma and vi­tal­ity.

“Re­ally good char­ac­ters have flaws, and James Brooke was flawed. We deal with those flaws in the script – his reck­less­ness, re­pul­sive­ness, and ev­ery­thing.

“We’re talk­ing to some re­ally big­name Bri­tish ac­tors.”

With all those hints he’s dropped, and from past in­ter­views, we’ve come up with three names that we think will suit the role.

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