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Hayden Christensen to make studio return in Paramount's 'Marco Polo'

Hayden Christensen to make studio return in Paramount's 'Marco Polo'

"Star Wars" prequel star Hayden Christensen is making his way back to the world of studio films via the Silk Road. The 33-year-old Canadian actor will play the lead role in "Marco Polo," a fantasy-action movie that is a co-production of Paramount Pictures and China Film Group, The Times has confirmed. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news. Set to be directed by Rob Cohen ("The Fast and the Furious," "XXX"), "Marco Polo" is based on the Venetian merchant who traveled to China in the 13th century, served as an envoy for Kublai Khan and later recounted his journeys via "Book of the Marvels of the World." The Force...

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