Gladiator 2sequel to the acclaimed Gladiator of Ridley Scott and Paramount Pictures continues to add great talent to its already rich cast.
The most recent signings are May Calamawy (Moon Knight), Lior Raz (Fauda, The Crowded Room), Peter Mensah (Avatar, 300), Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids, Wonka), y Derek Jacobi (Gladiator, Good Omens) reprising his role from the original film as Gracchus (via Deadline).
In addition, the source confirms the departure of one of the previously announced, Barry Keoghanwho is leaving the project due to scheduling conflicts, and will be replaced by Fred Hechinger (The White Lotus), playing the Roman emperor Geta, a fictional version of the real-life ruler.
All of the above are in addition to the previously revealed cast members: Paul Mescal (After sun, Lost Daughter, Normal People), in leading role playing the adult version of Lucius (in the original tape he was characterized by Spencer Treat Clark), Denzel Washington, 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.
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.”
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.