Val Kilmer to star in Iranian-American comedy ‘1st Born’ (exclusive) – The Hollywood Reporter


Val Kilmer goes international for its next project.

Kilmer signed to play in 1st Born, a comedy by Iranian director Ali Atshani. The project centers on a newlywed couple, Iran-born Ben and his American wife, Kate, who live in California. When there is a complication with Kate’s first pregnancy, Ben and Kate’s families have to reunite – a pretty complicated notion like Ben’s. fatherr, Hamid, is an anti-American Iranian politician, while Kate’s father, Biden (played by Kilmer), is an American politician who takes a hard line position against Iran.

1st Born is notable for being the first joint feature film co-production between Iran and Hollywood, using a cast and crew from the United States and the Middle East.

Kilmer is known for his roles in Top Gun, Batman forever, Heat,tomb stone and other blows. Atshani has established himself as one of the best filmmakers in Iran, block out movies such as The president’s cell phone, Wishbone, Banana peel, Sir. Alef and by Negar Role. His 2016 film paradise was a co-production between Iran and Germany.

Hollywood-based LA Independent Film and Entertainment will produce. sat Khozé produced with a team including producer Edwin Avaness and associate producer in Iran Pourya Naserbakht. Khozé, Tarek Zohdy and Medhi
Alimirzayi wrote the screenplay.

Filming will begin in Los Angeles in August, along with other cast members ready to join shortly.


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