Game Of Thrones' Kit Harington In Talks For A Part In The Seventh Son
Those of us who are fond of Kit Harington’s acting work have only to wait until April to see him back on the small screen. The actor, who’s currently known for playing Jon Snow on HBO’s fantasy-drama Game of Thrones may be making a career out of playing familiar characters from books. Last year, we learned that he’s been cast to play Arthur in the David Dobkin directed Arthur & Lancelot for Warner Bros. And now word is, he’s in talks for a role in the big screen adaptation of the first book in Joseph Delaney's Wardstone Chronicles series (or The Last Apprentice), The Spook’s Apprentice (also for Warner Bros.), called The Seventh Son.
Described as a dark fantasy series, the story follows Tom Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son, or “Spook” who must learn how to fight the servants of “The Dark.”
Variety shared the casting update for the film today, stating that Harington is in final negotiations to play the part of the former apprentice to Master Gregory, Jeff Bridges’ character. Does that mean he's also a seventh son of a seventh son? Assuming the deal goes through, he’ll join previously cast Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander. Sergey Bodrov is directing and production is expected to begin this April.
As Harington is no stranger to fantasy, and it seems probable that this series of books shares at least some readers with George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based, he sounds like an especially good fit for the film.
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