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The big Three Musketeers news of the week was to belong to Doug Liman, recently hired by Warner Bros. to direct an adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas tale. But Paul W.S. Anderson has stolen the Bourne Identity director’s thunder with some major casting announcements for his very own 3-D take on the Musketeers.
According to Heat Vision, Percy Jackson & The Olympians star and frequent Spider-Man rumor subject Logan Lerman is in negotiations to play D’Artagnan in Anderson’s Musketeers, described as a contemporary take on the classic tale “without losing the period setting.” Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans and Matthew Macfayden are set for Porthos, Athos and Aramis, respectively, while Anderson’s wife and frequent collaborator Milla Jovovich is set to play Milady de Winter, described as a “17th century Bond girl.”
Christoph Waltz and Mads Mikkelsen, meanwhile, play the villainous Cardinal Richelieu and Rochefort, respectively. An offer is out to Orlando Bloom for another bad guy role, that of the Duke of Buckingham.
Whew. That really is quite the casting announcement. I think I need a nap!