Keifer Sutherland has signed up to play the villain in Pompeii, the upcoming film from director Paul W.S. Anderson (Event Horizon, Resident Evil(s), Death Race, Alien Vs. Predator). THR reports that the Constantin Film production has started shooting last week.
Pompeii is set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. A slave on a ship heading for Naples works to get home to save the woman he loves and his best friend, a gladiator trapped inside the city’s coliseum.
The film stars Kit Harrington (Game Of Thrones) in the lead role, Jared Harris is playing Harrington’s owner, a wealthy merchant who has a daughter played by Emily Browning.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter