Paul Mescal is racking up roles. The actor, who beforehand had his breakout in “Regular Individuals,” is reportedly in negotiations to star in a sequel to Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator,” based on Deadline. This information comes over twenty years after the unique movie’s launch, which was massively profitable and earned 5 awards on the 2001 Oscars, together with finest image.
The sequel is ready to choose up years after the occasions of the primary movie, which ends within the honorable loss of life of its hero Maximus (Russell Crowe). If formally forged, Mescal would painting Lucius, the son of Lucilla, who briefly seems as a younger boy, performed by Spencer Deal with Clark, within the first movie. Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) is the previous lover of Maximus and sister to the sadistic Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix).
Scott will return to direct the sequel, whereas the script was written by David Scarpa. It will mark Scott and Scarpa’s third collaboration after “All of the Cash within the World” and the upcoming “Napoleon.” From the unique “Gladiator” crew, costume designer Janty Yates and manufacturing designer Arthur Max have additionally signed on.
“Gladiator” was a smash hit when it was launched in 2000. The movie earned over $460 million on the field workplace. Along with its finest image Oscar, Crowe acquired the award for finest actor. Phoenix additionally acquired a nomination for finest supporting actor.
A launch date for the “Gladiator” sequel is probably going nonetheless a methods away, however scroll forward for all the present particulars concerning the follow-up movie.