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Gladiator 2 may feature Aftersun’s Paul Mescal as lead

Gladiator 2, the sequel to the classic 2000 film, may have located its protagonist. ActorPaul Mescalis in speak with star in the brand-new movie byRidley Scott(Alien – The Eighth Passenger), who returns to the director’s chair.

Mescal stood out with Normal People, a series that gained him the BAFTA Award for Best Actor and an Emmy nomination. He gets on the rise in popularity thanks to the movie Aftersun, quoted to contest categories at the Oscars 2023.

According to journalist Borys Kit, various other stars were taken into consideration for the role. Several of the names discussed were Timothée Chalamet (Dune ), Austin Butler (Elvis ), Richard Madden (Eternals) and Miles Teller (Whiplash ).

According to Deadline, Paul Mescal is anticipated to play Lucius, kid of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) as well as nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix ). Saved by Maximus (Russell Crowe ), the child would certainly have expanded impressed with his guts and decided to adhere to in his footsteps.

The next Gladiator film has no set release day. The initial movie can be seen on Netflix, Prime Video, Star+, Now and Oi Play.

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