Mickey Rourke for War of the Gods
Published 03/03/2010 | 15:54
Mickey Rourke has signed up to play the villain in new action epic War Of The Gods.
The Golden Globe winning actor will play King Hyperion in the movie, about Theseus' attempts to save mankind by leading his fellow warriors into battle against the powerful elder gods of the Titans and the immortal Greek gods, Variety reports.
Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto has been cast as oracle priestess Phaedra who helps Theseus in his quest.
The Tudors' Henry Cavill is playing Theseus in the film, which the studio is apparently hoping to shoot in 3-D.
Director Tarsem Singh is due to start filming the movie in April, when the rest of the cast is expected to be revealed.