“Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harington has found his love interest for Paul W. S. Anderson’s historical action flick “Pompeii” in Australian actress Emily Browning, according to The Toronto Star.
Harington will play a slave named Milo, who is desperate to buy his freedom and marry the love of his life, played by Browning, who happens to be his master’s daughter. She’s promised to someone else and he’s sold to another owner, but maybe a little natural disaster can bring the two together again. Mt. Vesuvius erupts, prompting Milo to return to Pompeii to rescue his girl as well as his best friend, a gladiator who’s trapped in the city’s coliseum. Lee Batchler and Janet Scott Batchler wrote the script, which was then rewritten by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes. Filming on the $80+ million budged production begins in April in Toronto. Producer Don Carmody estimates the scope and style will be similar to “300.”
As we exclusively revealed in November, Browning will soon be seen in a cameo sized role – which should be expanded for sequels if the first film does well enough – in Andrew Niccol’s alien invasion actioner “The Host”, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer, and recently wrapped up shooting on indie romantic drama “Summer in February” opposite Dominic Cooper and “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens. She recently premiered thriller “Magic Magic” at Sundance with Juno Temple and Michael Cera, and is probably still best known for playing Violent in “Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events”, as well as Babydoll in Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch.”