Phillippe, Bean to star in new Viking pic

Sept. 6, 2007 at 12:01 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish and Sean Bean have signed on for the Viking saga, "Last Battle Dreamer," which is to be filmed in the United Kingdom.

Written and directed by "Martian Child" filmmaker Menno Meyjes, the picture is scheduled to start shooting this year, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday,

Phillippe, who has starred in "Gosford Park" and "Breach," will play a seventh-century Viking warrior named Thorfinn who invades Britain, along with his older brother, Hakon played by "Lord of the Rings" veteran Sean Bean.

Phillippe and Cornish also co-star in Kimberly Pierce's upcoming film, "Stop Loss."

Cornish, who was seen recently in the Russell Crowe romance, "A Good Year," also has a role in the upcoming, "Elizabeth: The Golden Age."

Meyjes, who is ompleting post-production on his bio-pic of Spain's iconic matador, "Manolete," describes "Dreamer" as "a love story written in fire and blood."

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