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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 May 2006, 16:51 GMT 17:51 UK
Brando's final film back on track
Marlon Brando
Brando last appeared on screen in The Score in 2001
Marlon Brando's final film has resumed shooting after it was halted following his death in July 2004.

Ridha Behi's Brando and Brando told the tale of a Tunisian boy who travelled to the US to pursue the American dream and meet his hero Brando.

The legendary actor spent his final six months working on the project.

The film is now called Citizen Brando and will be part fiction and part documentary, based on Behi's experience of becoming friends with the star.

As well as starring in the film, Brando had been involved with the development of the project, including working on script revisions with Behi, the director.

"What I was highlighting in the film, the Arab-USA tensions, have even greater resonance, two years later," said Behi.

The fictional side of the film will star Christopher Walken. Shooting has already begun at the Cannes Film Festival and will continue in the UK, Tunisia and the US over the next few weeks.

Behi, whose other films include Les Anges and Soleil des Heynes, is planning to submit Citizen Brando for next year's Cannes festival.

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