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William Tell movie in the works

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The story of Swiss folk hero William Tell is to be adapted for the big screen.

The Adventures Of William Tell will be directed by Ian Quinn and star Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter Kiera as the title character's wife.

According to legend, Tell was forced to shoot an apple off his son's head with a crossbow to win freedom from Austrian occupiers in the 14th Century. His defiance is believed to have sparked a rebellion which led to the formation of the Swiss Confederation.

The film will be produced by Fred Caruso, whose previous credits include Blue Velvet. He also worked as production manager on 1972 classic The Godfather.

The £30 million movie is scheduled to begin shooting in Switzerland next spring.

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