ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Paula Patton and Ben Foster will star in Warcraft, a film based on Blizzard Entertainment's franchise of video games.
The 38-year-old actress and 34-year-old actor portray characters aligned with the Alliance, host Chris Hardwick announced at BlizzCon over the weekend. Patton plays the half-orc Garona, who is caught between her loyalties to the Alliance and the Horde, while Foster portrays the mage Medivh.
The movie is directed by Duncan Jones, and takes a 50/50 look at the Alliance and Horde conflict through the eyes of different characters. Travis Fimmel (Vikings) stars as Anduin Lothar, the Supreme Commander of the Alliance, with Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans) as Durotan, the leader of the Horde.
Dominic Cooper portrays King Llane Wrynn, with Ruth Negga as Lady Taria, Ben Schnetzer as the wizard Khadgar, Rob Kazinsky as the orc Orgrim Doomhammer, Clancy Brown as the orc Blackhand the Destroyer and Daniel Wu as the orc Gul'Dan.
Legendary Pictures wrapped filming in May, but had not announced specific characters until this point. The movie takes place in various locations found in the video game series, which includes such titles as Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and World of Warcraft.
Warcraft is scheduled for release March 11, 2016.