Orlando Bloom & James Corden Cast in The Three Musketeers
by Alex Billington
May 23, 2010
Two more actors have joined the growing cast of Paul W.S. Anderson's 3D The Three Musketeers today. Variety reports that Orlando Bloom, who last starred in Sympathy for Delicious, and James Corden, a British actor probably known best for The History Boys. Bloom will play the "Duke of Buckingham," while British comedian Corden will portray the servant Planchet. The cast includes Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu; Logan Lerman as D'Artagnan; Matthew MacFadyen, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans as Athos, Porthos and Aramis, respectively; Milla Jovovich as M'lady De Winter; and Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort.
We've been covering casting news on this for the last month or so, which means production is starting very soon, so great ready for this epic action-adventure. Paul W.S. Anderson is co-producing along with Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer of Constantin Film. Summit Ent has already set this for a summer 2011 release, but hasn't chosen a specific date. Anderson's Three Musketeers was adapted from Alexandre Dumas' novel by Andrew Davies (Brideshead Revisited) & Alex Litvak (Predators). Bloom is pretty much a historical epic mainstay, so seeing him in this isn't surprising. Honestly, I'm much more excited about the rest of the cast.