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.
His features suit Aramis much better but what the hell, if ruining a movie lets go all the way.
Shige on May 23, 2010
pretty impressive cast! now if Anderson dosen't choke and they remove the 3-D. C'mon 3-D does not suit this type of film.
Xerxex on May 23, 2010
paul w.s. anderson is set to direct??....thats an automatic death knell for any big budget movie being good
monal on May 23, 2010
Yeeeah WS Anderson is just fucking terribad, anything with his name attached automatically renders me disinterested.
Cody w on May 23, 2010
Oh dear - not the return of mr Orlando!! I thought he'd come to his senses and taken the reviews of so many people as evidence enough that he can't act! Whats wrong with these directors picking useless talent with big names over real acting abilities!! You'll still make money!!
dom on May 24, 2010
didn't we saw this already? another robin hood, another 3 musketeers, I already lost count of how many remakes are out there, like wild animals escaping from a zoo...
Fox on May 24, 2010
The first film I saw of Paul W.S. Anderson's was Event Horizon. Where did it all go so wrong, whilst Event Horizon is no masterpiece, it's a different level compared to the rest of his work. If this is anything like his recent films (either directed or produced) it'll be a total mess and might be even worse than Peter Hyams' Kung-Fu verion 'The Musketeer'. My choice of director would have been for Luc Besson. If he could re-produce some of what he achieved with his Joan of Arc film I think it would work. It's a shame they went with Anderson, using 3D clearly shows that he was the wrong director to choose.
harv on May 24, 2010
All by myself here but it looks great to me. I actually like the whole cast, so I know I will be there to see it.
Sharon on May 24, 2010
for the 800th time
slapphap on May 24, 2010
Sharon on May 24, 2010
Wow, that's a big departure from his usual roles. /sarcasm
Kay on May 24, 2010
Muskahounds are always ready...
Crapola on May 24, 2010
yea seriously #11, hes officially been typecasted for swordfighting roles/films i like him but doubt this will be much good, i watch a lot of movies but it seems like a no name cast for the main characters, and anderson stuffing his wife into another role for her to ruin, only thing she has been good in is resident evil and dazed & confused (because she had no lines)
harrison on May 24, 2010
@13 Milla Jovovich is awesome. Haven't you seen "The Fifth Element"? Also her role in Dazed and Confused was supposed to be bigger but the film underwent an extensive editing.
Xerxex on May 24, 2010
yea she was pretty bad in it.. but then again so was everyone else in the movie so maybe that was the plan..
harrison on May 25, 2010
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