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The cast for Paul W.S. Anderson’s take on The Three Musketeers (yep it’s time for that again) is coming together. THR says Percy Jackson star Logan Lerman (once rumored to be in the running for Spider-Man, I guess that’s out) is in negotiations to star as the youngest Musketeer, D’Artagnan. The other three Musketeers will be played by lesser-knowns Ray Stevenson (as Porthos), Luke Evans (Athos), and Matthew Macfadyen (as Aramis).
Not exactly an exciting bunch but the rest of the cast is better. The greatness of Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterd’s Hans Landa, is already on board to play the movie’s villainous Cardinal Richelieu. Milla Jovovich, who for some reason married Paul “not the good one” Anderson is on board to play a love interest of Athos, Milady de Winter. Milla’s character won’t be a standard lady in waiting. They’re describing her as a “17th Century Bond Girl” which I presume means she’ll sleep around a lot and occasionally shoot people… er stab people.
Additionally, word is that an offer is out to Orlando Bloom to play nemesis Duke of Buckingham, a role I wouldn’t have thought particularly important. Doesn’t Richilieu already have the bad guy thing covered? The other bad guy sounds like sort of a small role for the likes of Bloom, especially since he’s seemed as though he’s making an effort to avoid the whole swashbuckling thing now that he’s done with Pirates. Maybe I’ve just been brainwashed by the 1993 Kiefer Sutherland version of this story, which for me will always be the definitive version.
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