February 4, 2023

Paul Mescal is about to star in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator sequel.

Scott, 82, is directing the movie, based mostly on a script written by David Scarpa (All of the Cash within the World). The plot is claimed to give attention to Lucius, the nephew of Joaquin Phoenix’s Commodus whom Russel Crowe’s Maximus saves within the unique film.

Mescal, an Irish actor finest recognized for his work on the Hulu sequence Regular Folks, beat out some fierce competitors to win the function of Lucius. In accordance with Borys Equipment of The Hollywood Reporter, Miles Teller, Austin Butler, Richard Madden, and Timotée Chalamet all took conferences and/or auditioned for the function.

Launched in 2000, the unique Gladiator grossed over $460 million on the field workplace and received 5 Academy Awards, together with Greatest Image and Greatest Actor for Crowe.

Scott additionally lately wrapped manufacturing on a biographical movie about Napoleon starring Phoenix. It’s set for launch this yr on Apple TV+.

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