HOLLYWOOD – Samuel L. Jackson will play the role of Prince Charles in a forthcoming film.
Pulp Fiction star Samuel L. Jackson will play Prince Charles in a new film about the British royal. Scripted by Peter Morgan, The Mutha f’King tells the story of Prince Charles ascension to the throne, following the abdication of his mother Queen Elizabeth II. The role was initially to go to Colin Firth, but Jackson approached the director promising to do the film for free.
Jackson spoke with the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:
I’m sick of young British actors coming over to the States and taking our roles so I decided I was going back to the old country and get some payback. You think Colin Firth is the only asshole who can do regal. I can go regal on that muthafucka, you’ll see.
Jackson recently made headlines with his assertion that black British actors were doing American roles to the detriment of young American black actors. He is currently leading an effort to reverse the trend.
Director Stephen Frears had this to say about his casting choice:
I wanted people to look at Charles in a different way. People think they know him, but in reality Charles is a very different man in private. Something Sam is able to capture is his foul language, which might come as a surprise but is totally true to the original.
Prince Charles himself said that he was ‘ecstatic’ about the prospect of seeing the film.