Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Barnes becomes the Seventh Son

Ben Barnes recently appeared on stage in Trevor Nunn's Birdsong

Ben Barnes has reportedly landed the lead role in The Seventh Son.

The Prince Caspian star could be taking over from fellow British actor Sam Claflin in Sergey Bodrov's historical drama, said Variety.

Based on Joseph Delaney's The Last Apprentice series, The Seventh Son centres on Tom, who discovers he has the power to see evil creatures and trains to become a Spook to fight them.

Jeff Bridges would play Master Gregory, a veteran witch-hunter who trains Tom, while Julianne Moore is lined up as the villainous Mother Malkin, a vampire who hunts down young women to keep her youth.

Rising Swedish actress Alicia Vikander would play Alice, who joins Tom in his life-changing journey.

Production is set to begin in coming months.

Ben, who last appeared in Killing Bono, is currently taking a break after treading the West End stage boards in Trevor Nunn's Birdsong, where he played World War I soldier Stephen Wraysford.

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