Ever since he was a very young actor, Ben Foster has been on the edge of stardom, getting plenty of kudos but never quite breaking through into being the kind of guy who can lead a movie in his own right. He is good though, which is presumably why THR reports Ron Howard has cast him in Inferno.
It’s Howard’s third adaptation of one of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon novels following The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. In Inferno, symbologist Robert Langdon once more get thrust into the heart of a mystery, this time revolving around medieval poet Dante Alghieri.
However to make things a little more complicated Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He has no idea what’s going on but it soon becomes clear it has something to do with a global plague, as well as artefacts to do with Dante – and he may be the only one who can stop it (and if that sounds like James Bond with a university professor, it kind of is).
Foster will be a villain lined up to stop Brown from figuring out what’s going on.
Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan and Sidse Babett Knudsen also star, with shooting due to kick off fairly soon.