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Legendary Pictures Announces Warcraft Cast

Even though the film has been delayed to early 2016, Legendary and Universal are still hard at work on the Warcraft film adaptation.  Tonight, they've revealed some of the key actors who've been cast for various roles in the film.  Come inside to check out who'll be populating the Warcraft world!

Here's the press release we received just a bit ago:

Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures have closed deals with Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, and Rob Kazinsky and are in final stages of negotiation with Dominic Cooper to star in WARCRAFT, based on Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning Warcraft universe. Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner will produce.  Stuart Fenegan, Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor and Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime and Paul Sams will serve as executive producers. Chris Metzen, Rob Pardo and Nick Carpenter from Blizzard will co-produce.

The script was written by Charles Leavitt and rewritten by Duncan Jones. Production is set to begin as planned in Vancouver this January.

Foster has been seen in THE MESSENGER and 3:10 TO YUMA and will next be seen in LONE SURVIVOR for Universal. He is currently filming the lead in the as yet untitled Lance Armstrong film for director Stephen Frears, Working Title and Studio Canal. He is repped by WME.

Fimmel’s credits include the role of Ragnar Lothbrok on “Vikings.”  He is repped by Paradigm.

Patton was most recently seen in BAGGAGE CLAIM and 2 GUNS as well as MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL. She is repped by CAA.

Kebbell was last seen in THE COUNSELOR and is in the upcoming DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. He is repped by CAA.

Kazinsky was most recently seen in PACIFIC RIM and HBO’s “True Blood.”  He is repped by The Gersh Agency in the US and Creative Artists Management in the UK.

Cooper’s credits include CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. He can also be seen in Universal’s DRACULA UNTOLD. He is repped by CAA.

Legendary most recently released PACIFIC RIM directed by Guillermo del Toro, the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, and MAN OF STEEL with Warner Bros. In addition to WARCRAFT, highlights from Legendary’s upcoming slate include the GODZILLA project, based on Toho Company’s famed character; and 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE.  

Roven most recently produced THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and MAN OF STEEL as well as serving as a producer on the upcoming yet untitled Superman Batman Film. Atlas Entertainment will next release David O. Russell’s AMERICAN HUSTLE, which just won the New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Picture, starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence.


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