( CM ) - Disney has denied ORLANDO BLOOM will star in the studio's new blockbuster PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME, according to internet reports.
The 31-year-old Pirates Of The Caribbean actor was reported to have beaten off competition from Zac Efron to land the lead role in the adaptation of Jordan Mechner's popular computer game series.
However, website comingsoon.net claims Disney hasn't signed Bloom up for the film, which will be directed by Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire moviemaker Mike Newell and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
The site states, "What we do know so far is that Mike Newell is expected to start shooting Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time soon at Pinewood Studios in the U.K. and in Morocco as well. Jerry Bruckheimer instead is producing the film, which the studio is targeting for a June 19, 2009 release."
The Sands Of Time will be the first in a trilogy of films based on the games.