Paul Mescal is racking up roles. The actor, who beforehand had his breakout in “Normal People,” is reportedly in negotiations to star in a sequel to Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator,” in response to Deadline. This information comes over 20 years after the unique movie’s launch, which was massively profitable and earned 5 awards on the 2001 Oscars, together with greatest image.
The sequel is ready to select up years after the occasions of the primary movie, which ends within the honorable demise of its hero Maximus (Russell Crowe). If formally solid, Mescal would painting Lucius, the son of Lucilla, who briefly seems as a younger boy, performed by Spencer Treat 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. This will mark Scott and Scarpa’s third collaboration after “All the Money 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. In addition to its greatest image Oscar, Crowe obtained the award for greatest actor. Phoenix additionally obtained a nomination for greatest supporting actor.
A launch date for the “Gladiator” sequel is probably going nonetheless a methods away, however scroll forward for all the prevailing particulars concerning the follow-up movie.