A pair of new Three Musketeers films are on the way, with a cast that includes Vincent Cassel, Eva Green, Haunting of Hill House actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and French star François Civil (Frank, As Above, So Below).
The two French films, titled The Three Musketeers – D’Artagnan and The Three Musketeers – Milady, are coming from French director Martin Bourboulon (Daddy or Mommy, upcoming biopic Eiffel) and producer Dimitri Rassam (The Little Prince, Escobar: Paradise Lost).
It will be a two-part adaptation of the 1844 adventure novel written in by French author Alexandre Dumas, with Civil playing D’Artagnan, Green playing Milady, Cassel playing Athos, and Jackson-Cohen playing the Duke of Buckingham.
The script is to come from Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière, whose credits include French films What’s in a Name? (aka Le prénom) and 22 Bullets (aka L’immortel).
Variety broke the news, reporting that the cast will also include Vicky Krieps as Queen Anne of Austria, Pio Marmaï as Porthos, Duris as Aramis, Louis Garrel as King Louis XIII and Lyna Khoudri as Constance Bonacieux. Even more cast members are expected to be announced over the next few weeks, including who it is that will play new character Hannibal, based on the real-life Assinie prince Louis Anniaba, considered to be France’s first black musketeer.
The films are being crafted for $US73 million, making it the most ambitious French project that’s been announced since the pandemic began. Both movies are to be filmed simultaneously in France later this year.