“Lord of the Rings” heartthrob Orlando Bloom has set female pulses racing at the Venice Film Festival, where his latest offering is screening out of competition.
Starring alongside the equally beautiful Kirsten Dunst, Bloom plays a failed shoe designer in Cameron Crowe’s “Elizabethtown.” Susan Sarandon and Alec Baldwin also feature in what is an optimistic tale of hope rekindled and unexpected romance.
The movie meant British star Bloom had to sound like an American.
“Not only working on the accent but actually understanding the American culture and getting to grips with that was certainly part of developing the character and making the role work,” he told reporters in Venice. Despite rumours to the contrary, Kirsten Dunst denies that she and Bloom had a fling while making the movie last year.