Amazon inks first look deal with Orlando Bloom
Staff Reporter | On 13, Dec 2019
Amazon Studios has signed a first look deal with Orlando Bloom.
Widely known for playing Legolas in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings, and as Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Orlando Bloom is one of the most popular working actors in the world. In the summer of 2018, Bloom led a 13-week limited run of Tracy Letts’ black comedy thriller Killer Joe at Trafalgar Studios in the West End. He recently wrapped production on two films, the John Ridley-directed Needle in a Timestack opposite Freida Pinto and Leslie Odom, Jr., and The Outpost, directed by Rod Lurie and produced by Jake Tapper.
Bloom’s other film credits include: Michael Apted’s Unlocked; Lance Daly’s The Good Doctor, which he also produced; and Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers. Aside from his successful acting career, Bloom has been an avid supporter of UNICEF since 2007 and was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2009. In addition, Bloom received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014 and was honoured at the 41st Deauville Film Festival in 2015.
He is no stranger to Amazon, and can currently be seen starring in the Amazon Original hit series Carnival Row, alongside Cara Delevingne.
As part of the deal, Bloom will work with Amazon Studios to create television and film projects that will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with Jen Salke and the team at Amazon and I look forward to growing that relationship with this new and exciting production deal,” said Bloom.
“Orlando is a fantastic creative talent and collaborative partner for all of us at studios,” added Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “We’re thrilled to continue working with Orlando not only on Carnival Row, but on the future projects for our Prime Video customers.”