Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
Paul W.S. Anderson's swords and sandals actioner Pompeii has bagged itself a high profile villain, with Kiefer Sutherland in advanced talks to play the film's primary antagonist.
Set in the titular city during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the film will follow Game Of Thrones star Kit Harrington, as a slave who falls in love with his master's daughter (Emily Browning).
Sadly for our young lovers, she's been promised to a corrupt Roman senator, which is where Sutherland will step in. He's also keeping Harrington's best mate locked up in a Roman dungeon, just for extra boo-hiss value.
It sounds a tiny bit like three different films (star-crossed romance meets revenge drama meets chaotic disaster movie) smashed together, but the impressive cast has got our interest good and piqued.Source: www.totalfilm.com
Christopher Catesby Harington
5' 10" (1.78 m)
7 December 1988
Emily Jane Browning
5' 2" (1.57 m)
21 December 1966
Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland
5' 9" (1.75 m)
24 August 1961
Jared Francis Harris
5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
21 August 1967
5' 8½" (1.74 m)