Gladiator 2the sequel to the acclaimed Gladiator of Ridley Scott and Paramount Pictures continues to add great talent to the ranks of its cast.
The most recent, according to Deadline reports, are three great signings: the new darling of Hollywood, Peter Pascal (The Last of Us, The Mandalorian), Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things), and the return of Connie Nielsen reprising her role from the original film as Lucilla.
The three are added to those previously announced, Paul Mescal (After sun, Lost Daughter, Normal People), in leading role, Barry Keoghan (The Batman, The Banshees of Inisherin) as an antagonist, and the Oscar-winning Denzel Washingtonmarking a new collaboration with Scott, after having placed himself under the filmmaker’s orders in the 2007 film, American Gangster.
Gladiator Scott’s (2000) Oscar-winning best film followed the story of Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe), a former general forced to be a common gladiator under the rule of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), a patricidal self-proclaimed emperor. from Rome.
Set years after the events of the original film, “the sequel’s story will center on Lucius, the son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) and the nephew of Commodus from Phoenix.”
Mescal will play the adult version of Lucius (in the original film he was played by Spencer Treat Clark). Keoghan would play the Roman Emperor Geta, a fictional version of the real-life ruler.
David Scarpa write the script Gladiator 2marking a new collaboration with Scott, after having written the script for All the Money in the World.
Scott will direct and produce the sequel. launching in November 2018. Michael Pruss is another of the producers, along with Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are the executive producers.
Several members of the team behind the scenes of the original film resume their work in the sequel, such is the case of John Matieson, director of photography, likewise Arthur Max and Janty Yates resume their work in production design and costume design, respectively. .
As a curious fact we tell you that Gladiator (2000) was a co-production of Paramount and Universal Pictures, the latter will have the option to co-produce Gladiator 2with Paramount also serving as distributor.
Paramount set the release date for Gladiator 2 by November 22, 2024. Scott has been developing the sequel for years.