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"Christopher Walken as Modern Zeus"Christopher Walken has been confirmed to star as modern Zeus in the upcoming comedy adaptation ‘Gods Behaving Badly’.

It has been confirmed that, Christopher Walken will play the character of modern Zeus, the king of Gods in the upcoming adapted comedy movie ‘Gods Behaving Badly’. The movie is adapted from the best selling satirical novel of Marie Phillips, with the same title.

Marc Turtletaub, the producer of ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, will direct the movie, which would be his directorial debut. Christopher will play the role of Zeus, who is down to his luck will be blue collar worker on the Earth.

The story of the movie is about Greek Gods, living in a terraced house in New York City. The location of London in the novel has been changed to on big screen. They cross the paths with Kate and Neil, a young couple. The interference of the Gods and mortals not only threatens the budding relationship of the couple, but also the future of everything.

Alicia Silverstone and Ebon Moss-Bachrach play the roles of young couple. The characters of the Gods will be portrayed by Christopher Walken as Zeus, John Turturro as Hades, Sharon Stone as Aphrodite, Edie Falco as Artemis, Gideon Glick as Eros, Oliver Platt as Apollo, Nelsan Ellis as Dionysus, Henry Zebrowski as Hermes, Rosie Perez as Persephone and Phylicia Rashad as Demeter.

The screenplay will be provided by Josh Goldfaden and Turtletaub. Walen is also linked with the project of black comedy ‘Seven Psychopaths’ directed by Martin McDonagh, who has written and directed ‘In Bruges’.

The filming of the comedy movie ‘Gods Behaving Badly’ is expected to start this month in New York City.

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