Kit Harington Signs on for 'Pompeii'

The 'Game of Thrones' star will play a slave trying to rescue the love of his life during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Kit Harington will star in Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii
Kit Harington will star in Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is in talks for the lead role in Summit Entertainment's Pompeii. We first reported on this project last May, when Paul W.S. Anderson came aboard to direct.

The story is set in 79 A.D. and centers on Milo (Kit Harington), a slave whose plans to marry the daughter of his shipping tycoon master are dashed when he is sold to another owner in Naples. When Mount Vesuvius erupts, he flees back to Pompeii to rescue his lover and his best friend, a gladiator trapped in the coliseum.

Janet Scott Batchler and Lee Batchler wrote the original screenplay, with Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes providing the most recent script revision. Paul W.S. Anderson will also produce with Jeremy Bolt, along with Constantin Film's Robert Kulzer and Martin Moszkowicz. No production schedule was given.

Kit Harington most recently starred in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, and will next be seen in The Seventh Son.

Pompeii was released February 21st, 2014 and stars Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Joe Pingue, Kiefer Sutherland. The film is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.



Sources: Variety

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Comments (5)

  1. John M

    @raoulduke33: I would love to see films based off of Patrick Rothfuss novels. The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear are the two best fantasy novels I've a really long time.

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  2. John M

    I like the idea, but I'm thumbing it down just for the mention of Anderson.

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  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise Agreed. Now we await the 3D announcement

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. skywise

    Pompeii yes. Anderson no.

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  5. Raoul Duke

    Kit for Kvothe...well, maybe a few years ago.

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