Cast Announced for 3D ‘Three Musketeers’ Movie

Published 4 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:10 pm,

the three musketeers Cast Announced for 3D Three Musketeers Movie

For whatever reason the classic Alexandre Dumas tale, The Three Musketeers, has become a hot commodity in Hollywood as of late. There are already three separate movies in the works: one which recently snagged Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), one we heard of a while back and haven’t heard much of since, and finally, one to be directed in 3D by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Aliens vs. Predator).

Today it’s been announced who will fill out the main cast of Anderson’s 3D Musketeers, including an actor who I’m particularly stoked about.

Heat Vision Blog reports that Logan Lerman – who recently starred as Percy Jackson and was rumored to be the new Spider-Man – is in negotiations to play D’Artagnan, “a young man who leaves home to become a member of the fighting force of the French king’s royal household.”

Playing the The Three Musketeers themselves will be: Ray Stevenson (Rome, Thor) will play Porthos, Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans) will play Athos, and Matthew Macfadyen (Robin Hood) will play Aramis. On the villainous side of the fence, Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds – he’s the one I’m excited about, FYI) will portray Cardinal Richelieu and Madds Mikelsen (Casino Royale) will play Rochefort.

Unsurprisingly (some would say) Anderson’s wife, Milla Jovovich, has been cast in the role of Milady de Winter, a former lover of Evans’ Athos who’s described as a “17th Century Bond girl.” I’d like to see exactly what that entails… It’s also noted that an offer has been put out to Orlando Bloom to play another villain, the Duke of Buckingham.

Wow, that’s a lot of cast members. Usually casting is a slow process but it appears that the studio wants to hurry things up with its version of The Three Musketeers before the other two get made.

I’m kind of torn on this particular Three Musketeers telling: On the one hand I like the direction Anderson (who has co-written the script) is going for – “a contemporary feel without losing the the period setting.” And the announced cast is quite impressive indeed.

However, I really don’t like that this is yet another movie to jump on the 3D bandwagon. For movies like Avatar,3D is part of the experience, but can you really see a logical reason for a Three Musketeers movie to be in 3D? Really?

What do you make of the cast acquired for this particular version of The Three Musketeers? Are you annoyed it will be in 3D?

The Three Musketeers is set to start shooting this September with a release date TBA.

Source: Heat Vision Blog (via Empire)

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  1. Waltz is the only thing that would excite me

  2. I can’t quite conjure one up at the moment… but which Three Musketeer’s movie in the last 40 years is the best of the bunch? There have been many that, I’m absolutely sure, Dumas would vomit in his grave if he were ever aware of them.

  3. “Rochefort… isn’t that a smelly kind of cheese?”
    ~ Porthos (Oliver Platt)

    :D

    Sorry. Couldn’t resist quoting. It’s a cheesy version, but I do enjoy Oliver Platt.

    For this upcoming version, I don’t know most of the actors chosen for the roles — except for the marvelous Christoph Waltz, of course, and who doesn’t know Milla? — so I don’t have any major objections yet. I won’t have a decent opinion about this one until I see it, I guess.

    As for 3D… I think they’re going overboard with it. I don’t see the point of it, not for most movies. Maybe for the big action-packed ones, it might be fun, but even for those I think it would often distract. (For example, in my opinion, the Bourne films wouldn’t need 3D because they have enough going for them that holds one’s attention, with the story of the character.) It may be new and clever and high-tech, but I still think it’s a novelty item. The best films are those that intrigue the audience on the basics: great story & dialogue, fascinating characters, gorgeous cinematography, and complementary music. I don’t need distractions jumping out at me. I want to be compelled by the characters.

  4. I will definitely see it,but in 2D.

  5. Cast is good. 3d is unneccesary. wasn’t the 90′s movie w/ Charlie sheen and keither Sutherland a contemporary feel without changing the period.

  6. Awesome casting, i can see this one being very entertaining. 3d not needed though…

  7. Sounds good to me. Waltz and Mikelsen have me in the theater!

  8. Actually Dumas would probable be happy and flattered that so many movies were made about his novel. How would be feel if no one ever cared enough to ever make a movie about the book.

  9. The whole idea is a waste of time and effort when there are thousands of scripts collecting dust that haven’t already been done. Hollywood is totally money driven and stuck in a time loop. Sorry, but I just had to chime in on this one.

  10. Personaly I think the cast for this coming movie is 5hit,with I’m sure some pathetic accents. I’m a great fan and admirer of historical movies and also the 3 Musketeers, Better actors else where. But not here.

  11. Three Musketeers is almost here and I couldn’t be more excited. Trailer looks great: http://www.youtube.com/user/AllianceFilms#p/u/8/NDv3wV_9v_s

  12. Indeed this is the kind of movie that is the most awaited movie of this month, As this movie is based on the novel . So I am excited to watch this movie.

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    And If this movie is in 3d then this is just an awesome news.

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