Just a month after it was reported that director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) would be directing Warner Bros.’ The Three Musketeers, Heat Vision is reporting that director/producer Paul W.S. Anderson is stepping up his own planned contemporary 3D version of Alexandre Dumas’ French swashbucklers with the casting of eight actors.
According to the story, Logan Lerman, most recently seen in Chris Columbus’ Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief will headline the movie playing D’Artagnan, leader of the other Musketeers, played by Ray (Punisher: War Zone) Stevenson (Porthos), Luke (Clash of the Titans) Evans (Athos) and Matthew (Pride & Prejudice) Macfadyen (Aramis). Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz and Casino Royale and “Clash” star Mads Mikkelsen will join the cast as the primary villains Cardinal Richelieu and Rochefort, respectively. It’s probably a surprise to absolutely no one that Anderson’s own wife Milla Jovovich has been cast as Milady de Winter, Athos’ ex-girlfriend.
Orlando Bloom, co-star of the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, is in negotiations to play the Duke of Buckingham but hasn’t been confirmed yet.