Jared Harris is always a great person to cast in any movie, and now he has joined Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming action-adventure film, Pompeii, according to THR. He joins Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Sucker Punch’s Emily Browning in the movie.
As you’d expect, the movie is set around the time Vesuvius erupted and buried the town of Pompeii. In the late first century AD, Milo (Kit Harington) is a former slave turned gladiator. He is forced into a race against time to save his lover Flavia (Emily Browning) after discovering that she has been unwillingly promised to a corrupt Roman General – and of cource the volcano is rumbling.
Jared Harris will play Flavia’s father. The actor is best known for his role as Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and has also been seen in the likes of Mad Men and Fringe.
Paul W.S. Anderson is directing from a script by Lee and Janet Scott Batchler, which was more recently reworked by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.