Enigma filmmaker Michael Apted is to direct French beauty Juliette Binoche, Laurence Fishburne and Gary Sinise in a new film.

SCHEHERAZADE is a loose reworking of 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS, in which Binoche plays a gangster's wife who is kidnapped by his henchmen. She then has to win her freedom by spinning yarns.

Production begins in London next month (SEP03).

28/08/2003 21:31