Director Breck Eisner's upcoming supernatural actioner, The Last Witch Hunter, has found another lead in "Game of Thrones" star Rose Leslie. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Leslie, best known for playing Ygritte on the HBO series, will star opposite Vin Diesel in the big screen feature.
In The Last Witch Hunter, an immortal witch hunter (Diesel) partners with his natural enemy, a female witch (Leslie), to stop the covens of NYC from unleashing a plague on humanity.
Mark Canton is producing via his Mark Canton Productions banner along with Bernie Goldmann, and Diesel via his One Race Entertainment banner. Lakeshore Entertainment has joined as a partner on the project, and will co-finance and co-produce the film, with the company’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Eric Reid executive producing. Erik Feig, Co-President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Geoff Shaevitz, Summit Entertainment’s President of Production, and Matthew Janzen, Lionsgate’s Vice President of Production and Development, will oversee the project for the studio.