The Cast for Spoof Awesomest Maximus

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The Hollywood Reporter says National Lampoon is moving forward with its next in-house production, National Lampoon’s The Legend of Awesomest Maximus, a spoof of sword-and-sandal flicks such as Gladiator, 300 and Troy.

“Mad TV’s” Will Sasso will lead a cast that includes Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), Ian Ziering (“Beverly Hills, 90210”), Sophie Monk (Date Movie), Tony Cox (Bad Santa) and Rip Torn (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story).

The script was written by Jason Burinescu, and Revenge of the Nerds helmer Jeff Kanew will direct.

Dan Farah and Burinescu are also producing. Sasso and Dale Rosenbloom are executive producers.