[Movies] Geoffrey Rush Joins The Cast Of Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.24.2013
Joining Gerard Butler...
Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of the Caribbean) has joined the cast of Summit's Gods of Egypt, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The filmw will be directed by Alex Proyas and also stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gerard Butler.
The film sees Egyptian god Set killing Osiris. Osiris' son Horus then tries and fails to get revenge and has his eyes plucked out. A young human thief in love with a slave has to help defeat Set. Coster-Waldau will play Horus and Butler is in talks to play Set (the god of the desert). Rush will play the sun god Ra, the father of Set and Osiris and Set's ultimate target.
Proyas will write with Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazamat. Basil Iwanyk will produce through Thunder Road Productions along with Proyas and Mystery Clock Cinema.
Rush can next be seen in The Book Thief (based on the Markus Zusak novel) on November 15.