Movie News

Sullivan Stapleton enters an all-new Animal Kingdom with 300 prequel

Sullivan Stapleton enters an all-new Animal Kingdom with 300 prequel
Clint

Update! : Deadline got it wrong; Stapleton is actually playing Themistokles, the role fellow Aussie Joel Edgerton was originally offered. Makes much more sense.

Aussie actor Sullivan Stapleton, best known for his role in career-making masterpiece ”Animal Kingdom”, will play the lead role of Xerxes in the ”300” prequel for Warner Bros.

The character of Xerxes was played by Rodrigo Santoro in ”300”, but he’s strangely been left off the credit block of this one. Maybe they simply wanted a new name? Maybe Santoro wasn’t capable of headlining a major movie? Maybe negotiations went awry? Maybe someone’s pecs looked better when lit by soundstage natural light!?

In the movie, Xerxes leads an army against Greek forces, who have little training but are under the guidance of a general named Themistokles.

Lena Headey (”Game of Thrones”) plays Artemisia, the lass calling all the shots- she’s the Jacki Weaver of the piece, if you will.

The untitled flick (previously called 300 : ”The Battle of Artemesia”) is being helmed by Noam Murro, a newbie to the action-movie genre having only helmed the character drama ”Smart People”. Murro is seemingly capable though, or at least has fooled Hollywood into thinking so, because he was offered the fifth ”Die Hard” at the same time. He picked muscly warriors over McClane.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 8 times, 8 visits today)
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Movie News
Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole. Loves David Lynch, David Fincher... actually, any filmmaker by the name of David.

More in Movie News

deadpool3

Three new Deadpool images debut

AshJul 29, 2015
HocusPocus

Hocus Pocus director talks potential sequel

ClintJul 29, 2015
ferrell

Trailer: Ferrell Takes The Feild

AshJul 29, 2015
edgeoftomorrow

Tom Cruise teases Edge of Tomorrow 2

ClintJul 29, 2015
onelasttime640

Hugh Jackman is Wolverine One Last Time

AshJul 29, 2015
8064 B

Kevin Bacon returning to Tremors franchise?

Editorial StaffJul 29, 2015
tommy-lee-jones

Tommy Lee Jones added to next Bourne film

AshJul 29, 2015
tremors5banner

Trailer : Tremors 5 : Bloodlines

Editorial StaffJul 29, 2015
dianekeaton

Diane Keaton headed to TV for Pope series

ClintJul 29, 2015