Sienna Miller Tries Out Some Belly Dancing

Sienna Miller and Libyan director Rachid Bouchareb are teaming for the new drama “Just Like a Woman” for Tessalit and The Bureau reports Deadline.

Miller plays a Chicago housewife who runs off to Las Vegas with her belly-dancing teacher to join a dance competition. Golshifteh Farahani and Roschdy Zem will co-star.

Miller took the role without reading the script just for the opportunity to work with Bouchareb whose Algerian film “Above the Law” was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Shooting kicks off in New Mexico on June 13th.

Bouchareb will move from that into the comedy “Belleville’s Cop” about about a French Arab cop (Jamel Debbouze) sent to work alongside a LAPD policewoman (Queen Latifah). Larry Gross (“48 Hours”) penned the script with shooting kicking off in March next year.

He’ll follow that up with a period drama about how Marseilles became the heroin capital of the world. Pathe will finance both films.