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2004 Feature Length Film
Rated: US R, Canada 14A, for graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/ Village Roadshow Pictures
Production Company: Radiant Productions

Cast and Crew
Orlando Bloom (Paris)
Diane Kruger (Helen)
Brad Pitt (Achilles)
Eric Bana (Hector)
Brendan Gleeson (Menelaus)
Ciarán Hinds (?)
Rose Byrne (Briseis)
Sean Bean (Odysseus)
Saffron Burrows (Andromache)
Peter O'Toole (Priam)
Tyler Mane (Ajax)
Tamer Hasan (Texan)
Brian Cox (Agamemnon)
Julie Christie (Thetis)
Garrett Hedlund (Patroclus)
Julian Glover (Triopas)

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Producers: Wolfgang Petersen, Gail Katz, Diana Rathbun, Colin Wilson
Executive Producer: Bruce Berman
Screenplay by: David Benioff
Music by: Gabriel Yared
Cinematographer: Roger Pratt

The film is based on Homer's The Iliad, with bits from The Odyssey thrown in, and is the epic account of the Trojan Wars. Orlando will play Paris, a prince of Troy and the brother of Hector, the leader of the Trojan army. Paris steals the beautiful Helen away from her husband Menelaus, the king of Sparta, prompting a 10 year war between Greece and Troy.

Filming Dates and Locations
Filming began on April 22, 2003 in London at Shepperton Studios. Filming then moved to Malta and started on May 6. Locations include: Hal Far, Fort Ricasoli, where the city of Troy has been constructed, Mtahleb, Ghajn Tuffieha, Golden Bay, Mellieha, Cirkewwa and Dwejra. The final battle scenes will be filmed after July 6th in Los Cabos, Baja California, Norte, in Mexico. Mexico filming will last 10 weeks on the locations called "Las Dunas" and "El Faro Viejo". London filming will take place at Shepperton Studios, part of Pinewood Shepperton.

Release Dates (subject to change)
France - May 12, 2004
Germany - May 13, 2004
Netherlands - May 13, 2004
Australia - May 13, 2004
New Zealand - May 13, 2004
US - May 14, 2004
Czech Republic - May 14, 2004
Canada - May 14, 2004
Poland - May 15, 2004
Belgium - May 19, 2004
Israel - May 20, 2004
UK - May 21, 2004
Brazil - May 21, 2004
Sweden - May 21, 2004
Finland - May 21, 2004
Argentina - June 3, 2004


Behind the Scenes
The budget for the movie is $140 million, with the running time coming in at two and three quarter hours.

Official Troy Site and Trailer
Photos from Yahoo Movies
Paris Character Bio
IMDb film page
TNMC Script Review
IGN Script Review
The Z Review
Essay On Paris' Authority
The Iliad text online
Info On Paris

Photo Links
The OB Files Troy Gallery
Trailer Screen Shots
German Film Site
The Z Review

Troy Article from Premiere (US), May 2004
Trojan Totty from empireonline.co.uk, February 6, 2004
Pitt Calls on Greek Gods to Help Film from channel4.com, December 2003
Set report from Jesus, an extra in the movie
Brad the Conqueror from Elle (US), November 2003
Troy article from Total Film (UK), November 2003
Local Gringo Gets Job on Movie Set from Gringo Gazette (Mexico), September 22, 2003
Troy Article from Unreel (UK), Sept./October 2003
Troy Scenes to be Filmed in Rosarito from Frontera (Mexico), August 23, 2003
Troy Story from Total Film (UK), August 2003
Troy Status Report from Empire (UK), July 2003
Diane Kruger Cast as Helen from Business Wire
Orlando Gets Classical from People News
Orlando Bloom's on Troy from Yahoo Canada
Brad's Heel from Il Cinematografo (Italy)
Orlando Bloom To Whip Out Sword In 'Troy' Flick from MTV.com
Orlando Bloom to join cast of Troy from Ananova
Troy Boy from Empire Online
Bloom Enlists in Troy from Yahoo News
Bloom Answers call to arms for Warners' Troy from Hollywood Reporter
The Trojan Trio from IGN.com