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Anderson’s “The Three Musketeers” gets a cast

Paul W.S. Anderson has been making quite a few casting calls lately for his 3-D adaptation of The Three Musketeers for Summit Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog.

Ray Stevenson, who has a major role in next year's Thor, is set to portray Porthos. Athos will be played by Luke Evans, who recently starred in Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans remake along with Mads Mikkelson, who will play Rochefort. Matthew Macfayden of Pride and Prejudice fame will step in to play Aramis. Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz is set to play Cardinal Richelieu, the main villain of the classic Alexandre Dumas book, and Anderson's wife, Milla Jovovich, is set to play Milady de Winter.

It sounds like Anderson is giving this project the treatment that Guy Ritchie gave to Sherlock Holmes. If it works as well as it did with "Holmes," then audiences are in for an entertaining film.

But what is perhaps most interesting is that Logan Lerman, most famous for his lead role in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, might be playing the main protagonist D'Artagnan. This casting choice might dispel the idea that Lerman would be playing Spider-Man in Marc Webb's upcoming revamp of the series, at least according to movie blog JoBlo. It might even mean that the Spider-Man revamp will be postponed due to Lerman's participation in The Three Musketeers, if he is still the leading candidate for high-school aged Peter Parker. 

Anderson's "Musketeers" is set to begin shooting this September opposite director Doug Liman's reboot for Warner Bros, which has yet to be cast.


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