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This is how Brendan Fraser will look in his Indian film 'The Field'


The Mummy actor will play illegal arms dealer in his maiden Indian project.

Brendan Fraser in a still from The Field

Mayur Lookhar

His stock in the West may have declined but in India, Brendan Fraser is a popular figure with his adventure thriller The Mummy (1999) playing weekly on various Indian movie channels. 

Thus Indian fans rejoiced at the prospect of Brendan Fraser making his debut in an Indian bilingual film, The Field. The makers have unveiled the his first look in the film.

Now, 47, Fraser is no more the same adventurer he was at the beginning of the Mummy franchise. Brendan plays Charu, an American expat gun runner (illegal arms dealer), a role which Ray Liotta was supposed to take on. In this dark first look, Fraser flaunts a gun.

Directed by Rohit Karn Batra, The Field will be a bilingual with dialogues in Hindi and English. Fraser was in Mumbai in May to shoot his scenes. “It was fantastic. He had a lot of respect for the actors. For instance, Neeraj Kabi was in Talvar [based on a real-life murder mystery that premièred at Toronto] and Fraser actually happened to see that movie on the flight to Mumbai,” Batra said in a statement while commenting on Fraser’s experience of filming in India.

The Field also includes veteran actor Prem Chopra, Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi and Vineet Singh.