Val Kilmer is to play Colin Farrell's dad in Oliver Stone's ambitious ALEXANDER THE GREAT epic.

THE DOORS star has signed on to play Macedonian king PHILIP opposite the Irishman and Angelina Jolie, who'll play his wife OLYMPIAS.

The movie will start shooting in Morocco next month (OCT03) and Stone hopes to conclude the film at the beginning of next year (04), which will mean his version will beat Baz Luhrmann's rival ALEXANDER THE GREAT movie, starring LEONARDO DiCAPRIO.

09/09/2003 21:13