Michael Caine in Prague for Jákl’s new Žižka film

British actor Michael Caine will star in the new Petr Jákl film Medieval, a biopic on the 15th century Czech warrior Jan Žižka.

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In photos: on the set of Václav Marhoul’s ‘The Painted Bird’

Recently, I had the privilege of visiting the set of one of the most exciting film projects shooting in the Czech Republic in recent years, WWII thriller The Painted Bird, based on the controversial WWII novel by Polish author and Jerzy Kosiński, and starring Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgard, Julian Sands and the young Petr Kotlar as the Jewish boy forced to wander a war torn Eastern Europe.