[Movies] Kit Harrington Signs On To Pompeii Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.13.2012
Based on the town destroyed by a volcano...
Variety reports that Kit Harington (Game of Thrones is in talks to star in Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii, which chronicles the last days of the city after the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
The film is being financed and produced by Constantin Film and distributed by Lionsgate/Summit.
Here's a synopsis: Milo (Harrington), the slave of a shipping tycoon, dreams of the day he can buy his freedom and marry his master's daughter. What Milo doesn't know is that she's already been promised to a corrupt Roman senator, while he's been sold to another owner in Naples. Just when things can't get any worse, Mt. Vesuvius erupts, prompting Milo to head back to Pompeii to rescue his love and his best friend, a gladiator who's trapped in the city's coliseum.
Anderson and Jeremy Bolt are producing through Impact Pictures along with Robert Kulzer and Martin Moszkowicz of Constantin Film. The script was written by Lee Batchler and Janet Scott Batchler, with revisions from Julian Fellowes.
Harington, who plays Jon Snow on HBO's Game of Thrones, was recently seen in Silent Hill: Revelation. He will next be in WB/Legendary's The Seventh Son with Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. He also will provided a voice for one of the leads in DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2, which Twentieth Century Fox will release on June 20, 2014.