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'300: Battle of Artemesia' to Star Joel Edgerton?

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Nov 02, 2011 | 6:59am EDT

Joel EdgertonJoel Edgerton has thrust himself into the breach more than his share of times.

He played a warrior in Warrior. He was attacked by clones in Attack of the Clones. And though I can't really make a play on words with the title of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, you can bet that he was pretty stalwart as Metalbeak. His next seizing of the sword might very well take place in Ancient Greece: Edgerton is in talks to join the 300 sequel, Battle of Artemesia as its star player.

Edgerton's character-to-be is Themosticles, leader of the Greek army against invading Persian forces. Like the first movie, this story takes blace in 480 B.C. Pretty big year for the groundwork of the whole Greek-Persian enmity of ancient days. Smart People director Noam Murro is trying his hand at action-adventure with this sequel, while 300 director Zack Snyder is working on the script.

But, of course, the most exciting news about this project is still the potential casting of Gerard Butler.

Source: Vulture

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