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Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan in the film THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN. Photo by Jonathan Hession. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2022 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved.

Oscar nominee Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Insherin, The Batman) is in negotiations to join Paul Mescal (Aftersun) in Gladiator 2 at Paramount.

Ridley Scott is returning to direct the follow-up to the Russell Crowe starring classic, with David Scarpa (All the Money in the World) penning the script.

Pascal will play Lucius, son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) and nephew to Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), with Keoghan playing a character named Emperor Geta.

Via ‘The Hollywood Reporter

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