Paul W.S. Anderson gathers his THREE MUSKETEERS cast
Paul W.S. Anderson is like a really well-meaning puppy that directs kinda mediocre movies. See, the puppy's movies are all really interesting conceptually but sometimes fall apart in the production process and end up mildly forgettable. But, at the end of the day, can you really blame the puppy? I mean, he IS just a puppy. And the puppy's movies keep doing well enough in certain markets to warrant enough capital for a big name project.
Just like that puppy, Anderson has received his big franchise: THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter released the rumored cast Anderson has assembled for the film. Check out all the names after the break.
Paul W.S. Anderson has a habit of mixing new talent with established and proven acting talent and THE THREE MUSKETEERS looks to be no exception. The mighty three themselves will be played by Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, and Matthew Mcfadyen. All three men have been in action-filled blockbusters recently and know the business of kicking ass well. In addition, Christoph Waltz will play Cardinal Richelieu.
Just the idea of Waltz going from Nazi to Cardinal makes me smile (not to mention the fact that Waltz is one of the few people who could yell, "I'm the Juggernaut, BITCH" and have me believe him). They will be in good company as Logan Lerman (PERCY JACKSON) and Milla Jovovich (RESIDENT EVIL) round out the cast. Anderson has mentioned that he wants to go for a contemporary feel while still keeping it in the original timeline. Plus the film is going to be in 3D so you can feel as though you are actually witnessing three men in feathered hats and tights sword fight (or you could just come to my house on a Saturday night).
The film should begin filming later this year. Stay with us for more news on Paul W.S. Anderson's THE THREE MUSKETEERS.