Normally, we're not in favor of stunt casting, but this may be almost too good to pass up. IESB.net got its hands on a casting survey that was circulated asking participants who they'd select to play the titular role in an upcoming film version of Prince of Persia
. Their top pick (by an impressive margin) was David Zandi, an actor and movie executive who is, himself, a Persian prince.
But the type-casting doesn't stop there. A quick look at his IMDB profile
reveals that he's also a champion equestrian and has trained in fencing and Roman sword fighting. Also, he's in possession of a magical dagger that allows him to bend the very flow of time, which moves it from coincedence to just plain eerie