Jessica Lucas had plenty of success this week with the US release of the remake of Evil Dead. Now she’s booked a new movie role as Deadline reports that she’ll star in Pompeii for director Paul W.S. Anderson.
The movie is set days before the historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. It centres on former slave Milo (Kit Harington), who must race to save his true love Flavia (Emily Browning). Jessica Lucas is playing a slave who is a confidante to Flavia. Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje also star.
Janet Scott Batchler and Lee Batchler wrote the original screenplay, which was recently revised by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. The film should start shooting in the next couple of months.