Christoph Waltz & More Cast in Anderson's Three Musketeers
by Ethan Anderton
May 10, 2010
One of two upcoming projects about on the legendary Three Musketeers comes from lackluster director Paul W.S. Anderson, but it looks like his cast is shaping up to be quite the impressive round-up of talent as Heat Vision reports Ray Stevenson (The Book of Eli), Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans) and Matthew Macfadyen (Robin Hood) have been cast as Porthos, Athos & Aramis respectively, while Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) will play the young aspiring musketeer D'Artagnan. Christoph Waltz will also play the plotting Cardinal Richelieu. That's already got me interested, and there's even a few more that have joined.
In addition, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen will be playing Rochefort, while Anderson's wife and Resident Evil staple Milla Jovovich will play Milady de Winter, a former love of Athos who is described as a 17th century Bond girl. Aside from being unnecessarily presented in 3-D Anderson's version of the musketeers is going for a contemporary feel without moving the story from the traditional period setting. More casting is on the way as an offer is out to Orlando Bloom to play musketeer nemesis the Duke of Buckingham (but he's not fully signed yet). Quite an impressive cast for a project we didn't have too much hope for initially.
For my money, all legitimate criticism aside, my childhood will never allow me to let go of Disney's classic 1993 version of The Three Musketeers that starred Jack Bauer Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt and Chris O'Donnell. And honestly, how can Anderson's new version of The Three Musketeers even measure up to that anyway without an amazing love ballad from Sting, Rod Stewart and Bryan Adams? Thoughts?