Alice Braga to Play Mickey Rourke's S&M-Loving Call Girl in "11 Minutes"

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Alice Braga is going the sexpot route for her next movie. Variety reports that the actress has signed on to play Maria, a call girl with an affinity for S&M, in 11 Minutes, a Hollywood Gang production based on the best-selling erotic novel by Brazilian writer Paulo Coehlo.

Braga, who just wrapped shooting on the sci-fi flick Reposession Mambo, is set to co-star in the film with Mickey Rourke, who continues to capitalize on his Hollywood momentum since landing a Best Actor Oscar nomination for The Wrestler. Rourke will play the owner of an upscale gentleman's club in Geneva, Switzerland, to which Maria flees after being betrayed by her first love. After becoming a high-priced call girl at the club, Maria meets a music industry executive who "gets her hooked on S&M," according to Variety.

Considering that the novel version of 11 Minutes is pretty sexually graphic, it's safe to say that the script will be a very toned down version of the original. But not that toned down—this is Mickey Rourke and prostitution we're talking about!

Any movie starring two talents like Rourke and Braga, one comeback king and one emerging star, earns a spot on our radar. We'll be sure to keep a close eye on the project as it develops.

What about you: Do you think 11 Minutes will be a must-watch film?

 

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