Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who created history of sorts with the record-breaking film 3 Idiots last year, has now begun work on his ambitious Hollywood project Broken Horses. For the last few months, Chopra has been scouting shooting locations in and around New Mexico. The maverick filmmaker has now gone ahead and got Hollywood veteran Fred Roos on board the film as Executive Producer.
For the uninitiated, Roos has worked with some of Hollywood's most gifted filmmakers and actors over the last four decades. He has even co-produced cult films like The Godfather Part II, The Godfather Part III and Apocalypse Now.
Vinod happened to meet Fred Roos during one of his trips to Los Angeles. Says a source closely associated with the film, "Getting Roos on board is a huge deal. He is revered in Hollywood and has also worked with several big stars. Roos was impressed with the script of Broken Horses and agreed to collaborate with Chopra."
Vidhu Vinod Chopra is obviously excited on getting to work with Roos. "I met Fred years ago as a student on the sets of Godfather. He was an inspiration then and he is an inspiration now. I feel privileged to be associated with him," said the acclaimed filmmaker.
Even Fred Roos is looking forward to this association. Speaking from Los Angeles, Roos said, "I was very pleased to reconnect with Vinod after all these years and to be invited to join his team for the production of Broken Horses. I think that it is a terrific project and I am looking forward to having a wonderful time in the making of it. Vinod's script and his passion as a filmmaker are proving to be very attractive to actors here and I am confident that he will end up with a great cast."
After his extensive US trips, Chopra has locked various locations for filming and begins principal photography in September.