POMPEII, Kiefer Sutherland,
Kiefer Sutherland is packing up and heading to POMPEII.
The 24 and TOUCH star has officially entered final negotiations to join Paul W.S. Anderson's disaster epic POMPEII, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sutherland joins Kit Harington (GAME OF THRONES) for the big-budget film from Constantin Film. Production kicked off last week in Toronto.
Set in 79 A.D., the film picks up just a few days before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, with Harington playing a young slave aboard a ship. He "must race against time to save his true love, his master's daughter (Emily Browning), as well as his best friend, a gladiator trapped in the coliseum when the destruction begins."
Sutherland is set to play the villain, "a Roman senator who enslaved Harington's village. The scheming senator forces the merchant to give his daughter's hand in marriage to him."
For the original report, head on over to The Hollywood Reporter.
In 2011, Sutherland is starred in the Broadway revival of THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON alongside Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth and Jason Patric. He is best known or playing Jack Bauer in 24 and starring in films such as: The Lost Boys, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, A Few Good Men, Flatliners, Young Guns, The Vanishing, The Three Musketeers, Eye for an Eye, Dark City, A Time To Kill, and The Sentinel. He currently stars on Fox's drama series TOUCH, alongside David Mazouz and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
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