Warner is going in an interesting direction with their upcoming take on the Arthurian legends, Arthur & Lancelot, as rather than going for star names, they’re filling the cast with relatively obscure up and comers. Joel Kinnaman, from the TV show The Killing, signed on to be Lancelot a couple of weeks ago and they’ve now cast Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington as King Arthur, according to THR.
If you’ve never heard on either of them, it wouldn’t be too surprising, but they are both talented.
A few scheduling issues with his work on Game Of Thrones need to be worked out on Harington’s side, but once those issues are resolved, filming should begin in early 2012. The movie is being directed by David Dobkin, who is best known for his comedies, such as The Change-Up and Wedding Crashers. However the Arthurian film will be a change of pace, as while plot details for Arthur & Lancelot have yet to be divulged, it will be a serious, action heavy adventure.
Warner has already set a release date of 15th, 2013 for Arthur & Lancelot.
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