Bloom, Corden join ‘Musketeers’

Thesps added to cast for 3D version of classic tale

Orlando Bloom and James Corden have joined the cast of Paul W.S. Anderson’s 3D version of “The Three Musketeers” for Constantin Film and Impact Pictures.

Bloom will play the Duke of Buckingham while British comedian Corden will portray the servant Planchet.

Bloom recently completed work on “The Good Doctor,” in which he stars and produces.

Previously announced cast for “Musketeers” 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.

Summit has slated “Musketeers” for a summer 2011 U.S. release. Screenplay is adapted from the Alexandre Dumas novel by Andrew Davies and Alex Litvak. Anderson is also producing, along with Impact partner Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer of Constantin, which will distribute in Germany.

Summit sold nearly all major territories on the pic at Cannes. E1 picked it up for the U.K., TF1/UGC in France, Aurum in Spain, RAI Cinema in Italy, Gaga in Japan, while Alliance Films in Canada and DCA for all of Latin America.

Additional buyers include Hoyts for Australia and New Zealand and CP Intl. in the CIS countries.

Warner Bros. signed up “Bourne Identity” helmer Doug Liman last month to direct its version of “The Three Musketeers,” which is skedded to start production in the fall.

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