Folk roles in full Bloom

'Rings' thesp nabs Bevan, Fellner pics

After making an auspicious debut as the elf archer Legolas in “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Orlando Bloom will star in a pair of films by Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Bloom, who also was part of the “Black Hawk Down” ensemble, will star with Heath Ledger and Mick Jagger in the Gregor Jordan-directed remake of “The Kelly Gang,” about a 19th century Oz cowboy bandit who becomes a folk hero. The pic, an adaptation of the Robert Drewe book “Our Sunshine,” was first made in 1970. Ledger will play gang leader Ned Kelly and Bloom will play his best friend Joe Byme. Filming begins in Australia on April 29.

Bloom will then star in “The Calcium Kid,” another folk hero tale about a British milkman with a steel jaw who is plucked to serve as a replacement boxer in a title bout against the U.S. champ. Alek De Rakoff will direct.

Bloom is repped by AMG and ICM.

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