Sir Ben Kingsley to Walk Like an Egyptian for 'Night at the Museum 3'
After taking on a villain with Asian influences (who turned out to be British) in last year's Iron Man 3, the Oscar-winning Sir Ben Kingsley is taking on another foreign role. Deadline has word that Kingsley is set to join Night at the Museum 3, the latest sequel in the family friendly action adventures franchise from director Shawn Levy. In the sequel, which takes place across the pond in an unknown British museum, Kingsley will play a formidable Egyptian pharoah. We're still not sure about the specific details of story, but we know "Downton Abbey" star Dan Stevens is playing Lancelot, who is the villain of the story. Read on!
Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) also stars in the sequel led by Ben Stiller, with Robin Williams reprising his role as Theodore Roosevelt from the first two films. The sequel is seemingly still slated for release on December 14th, 2014, but if Levy is just beginning production next February, that's a pretty quick turnaround for a film that has consistently had extensive visual effects. Anyway, the script again comes from Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, so hopefully it's another fun romp, and maybe it will be the last film in this family film franchise since trilogies are usually a nice package deal. What do you think?