Asger Leth Helming Columbia’s Olympia

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Danish helmer Asger Leth has signed on to direct Olympia for Columbia Pictures, reports Variety.

Mark Gordon (10,000 BC) is producing the love story, which is set against the backdrop of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece as war waged between Athens and Sparta. Lawrence Inglee also produces.

Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) wrote the screenplay, and helmer Gavin Hood penned a rewrite.