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According to The New York Observer, rapper/producer/designer Kanye West is gearing up to shoot a film somewhere in the Middle East. The project is said to be similar to his 30-minute mini-movie Runaway, which he shot in 2010.
The movie is set to be filmed sometime in March. Sources tell The Observer that Kanye sent members of his team to meet with film companies and government officials based out of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Doha, Qatar to explore the idea of a production.
A number of local municipal officials and film companies are said to be engaged in what was characterized as a heated bidding war for the contracts involved in bringing Kanye’s vision to life.
Kanye’s team is moving to the region for a few weeks to scout actors from the region and get a feel for the culture.
I'm interested to see how this story develops...you know everything Kanye does...he does, BIG!