LOS ANGELES, Nov 15 — Game of Thrones's Kit Harrington is set to face the eruption of Mount Vesuvio that covered its surroundings in ash in the forthcoming historical blockbuster Pompeii, reveals Variety. Britain's Paul W.S. Anderson is to direct the movie about the event that ravaged the Roman Empire location circa 79 AD.
First announced in spring 2011, Pompeii could move forward with the recent addition of 25-year old Kit Harrington in the lead role. The British actor is currently in talks to play a slave named Milo. While in nearby Naples, Milo, who is in a relationship with his former owner's daughter, returns to Pompei when the volcano erupts to save his sweetheart as well as a gladiator friend.
The movie is based on a script by Julian Fellowe (Gosford Park and popular TV series Downton Abbey). The shooting schedule for this Constantin Film production has yet to be announced. — AFP-Relaxnews