Agora Movie with Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella

Agora MovieRachel Weisz, Max Minghella (in front), and Alejandro Amenabar (in back)
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Rachel Weisz has been hired by Director Alejandro Amenabar to interpret the role of the controversial scholar Hypatia in an upcoming historical drama movie set Roman Egypt 1600 years ago. The movie Agora is set to be released on December 18, 2009.

Agora Movie directed by Alejandro Amenabar

In order to recreate the antique streets of Alexandria Director Amenabar isn’t stingy: huge sets have been built on the island of Malta in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea:

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Below a photo of Rachel Weisz as Hypatia:

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Rachel Weisz as Hypatia - Agora Movie

Plot:
“A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave (Max Minghella) who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master (Rachel Weisz), the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria.” (Source: IMDb)

Cast:
– Rachel Weisz as Hypatia of Alexandria
– Max Minghella as Davus, her slave
– Oscar Isaac as Orestes
– Ashraf Barhom as Ammonius
– Michael Lonsdale as Theon, father and teacher of Hypatia
– Rupert Evans as Synesius
– Homayoun Ershadi as Aspasius

Director Amenabar isn’t working on a cheap cardboard peplum: Agora will be a really amazing reconstitution! Let’s hope he will find a right balance between historical facts and entertainment: if he does find it then the movie Agora could become a blockbuster.
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6 Responses - “Agora Movie with Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella”

  1. edward seychell

    Hi, I think that the movie Agora is going to be great. Can’t wait to watch this Agora trailer, I am Maltese and been doing leather props. Proud to be one of the prop section doing leather work! Good luck for the organizers of this movie!

  2. audrey marie

    I worked on the set of agora for several months. I’m also Maltese and I really enjoyed myself being on set!Ccan’t wait to watch the movie!
    Audrey Marie Bartolo

  3. Karen Sciberras

    I also worked on the set of Agora as a hairdresser from the very beginning till the end. A great experience working with such great people ! I’m sure it’s going to be great movie and worth to watch ! I m proud that it has been filmed in my country ! little Malta :)

  4. mehmet karabulut

    hi! I also played on the set of Agora as a student and Jewish man. From beginning till the end. I am a Turkish and I really enjoyed myself being on set. I would like to play again with this company. I am really happy see you again cinebiss company good luck for the organizers of this movie and next movies. byee mehmet karabulut.

  5. Ross Todhunter

    Damn – I had an idea of a screenplay based on the story of Hypatia a year ago. These guys obviously got there first. A great tale of science versus religion – Greek philosophy against the rising tide of the Abrahamic faiths. I hope the movie doesn’t sell out on those messages and just become a love story – though I agree that’s important. I thought the love interest was between Hypatia and the prefect of Egypt in real life. And Christians never advocated freeing slaves.

  6. Edanna

    Very excited for this film. Wish it was sooner than December!

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