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Barry Keoghan In Talks To Join Ridley Scott’s Gladiator Sequel

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The Academy Award nominee and BAFTA winner could be the antagonist in the film starring Paul Mescal.

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Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner for his role in the spirits of the island, barry keoghanis close to landing his next high-profile role, the actor is in negotiations to join the untitled sequel to Gladiator of Ridley Scott.

If the deal closes, Keoghan would join fellow 2023 Academy Award nominee Paul Mescal (nominated for best actor for aftersun), who will star in the Paramount Pictures film. The sequel follows the 2000 blockbuster Gladiatorwhich was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, won five, including best picture, and earned $460 million at the box office, with Scott returning to direct and produce.

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The original “Gladiator” starred Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius, a Roman soldier forced into slavery who vows revenge on Commodus, played by joaquin phoenix. Since Maximus dies at the end of Gladiator, Mescal will play Lucius, the son of Maximus’ former crush, Lucilla (played by Connie Nielsen), in the sequel. Keoghan is in negotiations to play Emperor Geta.

Paramount has dated the film for November 21, 2024. David Scarpa is penning the script for the sequel, which Scott will also produce with Michael Pruss through Scott Free, as well as Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher through Red Wagon Entertainment. .

Koghan’s career is on the rise, in 2017 he acted as George Mills in Dunkirk of Christopher Nolan and as Martin Lang in the cult film The Killing of a Sacred Deer of Yorgos Lanthimos next to Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrel. In 2019 she participated in the successful miniseries of HBO Chernobyl and received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Calm with Horses. In 2021 and 2022 respectively, she participated in projects of the two main superhero houses in the world, she was part of Eternals of Marvel and had a special participation in batman as the future Joker of that universe.

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