The cast for Paul WS Anderson’s Pompeii is coming together fast, with Kit Harington, Emily Browning and Jared Harris added in the past couple of weeks. Now THR reports that Kiefer Sutherland is in final negotiations to portray the villain in the movie.
The movie is set in 79 A.D., with Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as Milo, a former slave-turned-gladiator, who must race back to Pompeii to save his true love Flavia (Emily Browning), as well as his best friend, when Vesuvius starts rumbling. Sutherland is set to play a Roman senator who enslaved Milo’s village and forces Flavia’s father (Jared Harris), Milo’s former master, to have his daughter marry the senator.
Paul WS Anderson is directing from a screenplay by Lee Batchler and Janet Scott Batchler, with rewrites by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. Shooting on the movie has already begun.