Ben Barnes to Star in The Seventh Son


Variety reports that “The Chronicles of Narnia” star Ben Barnes has joined the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Seventh Son. He replaces Sam Claflin, who had previously been attached to star.

To be directed by Sergei Bodrov, the film is an adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s children’s book about Thomas J. Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son, born in the 1700’s with supernatural abilities and who furthers his training with the help of a learned “Spook.” The novel is the first in a six-part series (known internationally as “The Wardstone Chronicles”)

Jeff Bridges is playing the Spook, while Julianne Moore will play a witch. Alicia Vikander also co-stars.