Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje

Thesp will portray an enslaved gladiator in Roman epic

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast of Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Pompeii” opposite Kit Harington, Kiefer Sutherland and Emily Browning.

“Pompeii” is being financed and produced by Constantin Film with Lionsgate handling distribution in the U.S. Martin Moszkowicz, Don Carmody and Robert Kulzer are producers.

“Pompeii,” written by Michael Robert Johnson, is set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 and tells the tale of an enslaved gladiator — played by Harington — who faces the tyrant (Sutherland) who years before murdered his family and now threatens to steal his lover (Browning). Jared Harris, Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pingue round out the cast.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje will portray another enslaved gladiator who becomes friends with Harington’s character.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje recently competed shooting the role of Algrim/Kurse in “Thor 2: The Dark World” as well as “The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete.” Other credits include “Bullet To The Head” and “Best Laid Plans.”

He is repped by APA, U.K. agent Saskia Mulder, Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon, and attorney Fred Toczek.

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