We are really happy. The Hollywood Reporter reported about it Barry Keoghan, The Academy Award-nominated actor is in talks to join Paul Mescal inside Gladiator 2, Ridley Scott’s long pregnancy duration to the historical saga of 2000, Gladiator.

Keoghan, who likes him the main star is MescalThe film, which was denied an Oscar last Sunday night, is set to play a character named Emperor Geta. Geta was a real Roman emperor, but it remains to be seen whether this is historically accurate or just taking the truth for the sake of fiction.

Keoghan comes to the film on the back of a highly successful awards run, including a nomination. Best Supporting Actor for her heartbreaking turn at this weekend’s Oscars Banshees of Inisherin along with their fellow nominees Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condonand its director Martin McDonagh He was nominated for “Best Director” and “Best Original Screenplay”.

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Her unsettling on-screen appearances have featured her in anti-heroic roles or characters played with a sense of the grotesque and unsettling. Killing of the sacred deer, which also starred Farrell. He’s also no stranger to big-budget filmmaking, having starred in two mega-franchise films, Marvel’s. Eternalsfor Chloe Zhaoand DC Batmanin this film he played the role of “Joker”. Matt Reeves Film. continuation of Batman It was recently announced that Keoghan may reprise his role.

Mescal plays Lucilla’s son Lucius Connie Nielsen in the original film. Gladiator shot his star Russell Crowe He became famous for his role as Maximus Decimus Meridius, a former Roman general forced to become a gladiator under the tyrannical rule of the Roman emperor Commodus. Joaquin Phoenix. The character of Mescal is the nephew of Commodus, appearing as he did in the original Spencer Treat Clarke.

Gladiator Upon its release, it became a huge financial hit worldwide, grossing $457 million worldwide. He was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won 5, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Crowe’s Maximus in 2001.

Scott pairs up once again David Scarpabehind the screenwriter All the money in the worldand who also wrote his passion project Napoleon Bonaparteformerly called “Kitbag” but now in progress Napoleonwhich also reunites Scott Gladiator star phoenix. Paramount has set a release date November 22, 2024 for the movie.

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