Miramax mogul HARVEY WENSTEIN is determined to bring Middle Eastern movies to Hollywood.

Weinstein recently made Chinese movie Hero and the Bollywood-influenced BRIDE AND PREJUDICE, but is eager to broaden his horizons even further.

He says, "Bride And Prejudice is the chance for Bollywood to go mainstream, to explode. Next, what I'd really like to see is Middle Eastern cinema exploding in the same way.

"I want to help it happen. I've done a lot of work with Iranian cinema already, but only as a niche. I'd now like to put that together with Hollywood.

"I don't have a specific project ready to go, but we're looking at a number of things, and I think it has the potential to be the next exciting thing."

06/10/2004 13:22