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Robert Patrick to play lead role in Akhtem Seitablayev's 'Zakhar Berkut' movie

The Hollywood actor who portrayed T-1000, the bad guy from 'Terminator 2: The Judgment Day' will appear in the film based on the story by Ivan Franko, the prominent Ukrainian poet and prosaic
21:58, 19 June 2018

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Robert Patrick, the famous Hollywood actor is going to play the main part in 'Zakhar Berkut,' the film by Ukraine's film director Akhtem Seitablayev. The original story was created by Ivan Franko, the 19th-century poet and prosaic from western Ukraine. IMDb reported that on Tuesday.

The shooting process already began, with the crew gathering in the Carpathian mountains. Patrick even shared some photos from his Instagram account.

Apart from Patrick, whom the TV audience may know as T-1000 from 'Terminator 2: The Judgment Day', Seitablayev will enjoy the company of U.S. filmmaker John Wynn, who previously worked with Guillermo del Toro and Marvel company. Famous U.S. producer Jeff Rice, who worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Silvester Stallone, Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, also joined the team. 

The film is to be aired next year.

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Recently, Ukrainian film directors gathered in Kyiv to support Oleg Sentsov, who is now starving in Russia, demanding to release Ukrainian political prisoners from Russian penal colonies. 'The cinema week, organized by Oleg's colleagues should send maximum information about his fare and that of other hostages of the Kremlin. We should give another impetus for the society so that it understands that Russia has been leading cruel and obnoxious hybrid war against Ukraine. Oleg could not take it, and he is now fighting. We have no right to betray him. We've got to fight - with words, actions and weapons. Until he's finally free', said the message of the press service.  

The funds raised during the campaign went to the political prisoner's family.

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