Headey takes '300' throne
Category: 300 News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: October 6, 2005 | Publication: Variety | Author: PAMELA MCCLINTOCK
Thesp joining Butler in graphic novel adaptation
Lena Headey has been cast as the queen opposite Gerard Butler in helmer Zach Snyder's "300," which Hollywood Gang Prods. and Atmosphere Pictures are producing for Warner Bros. Pictures.
Production begins Oct. 17 in Montreal, where Snyder ("Dawn of the Dead") will shoot actors in front of a green screen, relying on all CG backgrounds.
Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same name, film is about the real-life battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas (Butler) and 300 Spartan warriors fought to the death against the massive Persian army. According to lore, their bravery led to Greece uniting and giving rise to democracy.
Headey ("Imagine You and Me," "The Brothers Grimm") will play the role of Gorgo, Leonidas' wife.
Also joining the cast are David Wenham, Dominic WestDominic West, Vincent Regan and Rodrigo Santoro.
Producers are Atmosphere's Mark CantonMark Canton and Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari, along with Bernie Goldmann and Jeffrey SilverJeffrey Silver. Miller, Deborah Snyder and Craig Flores are exec producing.
Snyder and writing partner Kurt Johnstad adapted Miller's book, with Michael GordonMichael Gordon penning a previous draft of the screenplay.