Thor and RRR star Ray Stevenson has nabbed the lead function in 1242: Gateway to the West after Kevin Spacey exited the historic Genghis Khan drama final yr amid sexual assault fees within the U.Ok.
Carlos Alperin of Galloping Leisure, who will proceed promoting the worldwide rights to the movie on the European Movie Market in Berlin, confirmed Stevenson’s casting to The Hollywood Reporter. Directed by Péter Soós, the 1242 solid additionally consists of Eric Roberts, Christopher Lambert, Neil Stuke and Genevieve Florence.
“The movie is wanting merely EPIC and will probably be very nicely positioned because of Ray Stevenson’s superb function in RRR, in addition to the political background of the warfare between Russia and Ukraine,” Alperin informed THR in an announcement.
Traditionally, the Mongols invaded each Ukraine and Russia, in addition to Poland, earlier than they marched into Hungary in 1242. Alperin added that 1242 has been taking pictures in Hungary for 30 days and has one other 15 days to finish manufacturing, with Stevenson and Roberts having simply arrived on set this week.
Spacey was featured on the film poster for 1242 when it was first shopped to worldwide consumers at Cannes in 2022. On the time, the Home of Playing cards star was seeking to resume his performing profession following #MeToo sexual misconduct allegations that derailed his TV and movie roles.
Spacey was formally charged in Might with 5 counts of sexual assault within the U.Ok., with the two-time Oscar winner pleading not responsible at London’s Previous Bailey in July. The trial is ready for June. Additionally, Spacey in late 2022 was handed a further seven sexual-offense fees within the U.Ok., bringing the whole to 12.
In October, a U.S. jury sided with Spacey, discovering he didn’t sexually abuse Anthony Rapp, then 14, whereas each had been comparatively unknown Broadway actors in 1986.
Alperin added that 1242 received’t be delivered to consumers till December, because of the massive variety of particular visible results but to be accomplished.