‘Regular Folks’ Star Paul Mescal To Lead Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator 2’

Paul Mescal has been tapped to guide Gladiator 2 after intense casting concerns.

Per Deadline, the Regular Folks star will lead Ridley Scott’s Gladiator sequel for Paramount.

The unique 2000 film starring Russell Crowe as Maximus gained 5 out of the 12 Oscars that it was nominated for, together with Finest Image. The follow-up will heart on Mescal as Lucius, a Roman with some fairly well-known family: He’s the son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen), the nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), and the grandson of Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris).

Gladiator 2 can be directed and produced by Scott, with Napoleon screenwriter David Scarpa dealing with the script. Costume designer Janty Yates and manufacturing designer Arthur Max, who each labored on the unique film, are additionally on board to convey us again to round 200 B.C.E, when the film will reportedly be set.

Though the sequel has been in growth since 2018, there’s nonetheless no phrase on when it’d launch. Hopefully we’ll be entertained with extra data quickly.

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