The part will see Kingsley starring as the evil Nizam who who plots to kill his brother King Shahrman and blame it on Prince Dastan so he can take the throne. The role of Prince Dastan has gone to Jake Gyllenhaal, with Gemma Arterton and Alfred Molina taking the other leads.
Lensing for the movie, scheduled to hit theatres next year, will begin in Morocco and England with Mike Newell at the helm. Kingsley, in the meantime is keeping busy working on The Love Guru, 50 Dead Men, The Wackness, Elegy and Transsiberian. He is currently filming Martin Scorsese's drama Shutter Island, with Leonardo DiCaprio.