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Denzel Washington and Barry Keoghan in talks to star in Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator’ sequel


Denzel Washington and Barry Keoghan are in talks to star in Paramount’s Gladiator sequel.


Washington’s intended role in the film is currently unknown, while Keoghan is rumored to be in discussions to play the antagonist and play Emperor Geta in a new chapter of the story.

If the actor eventually joins the project, he will have to face Paul Mescal, who was cast as the grown-up Lucius from the original Gladiator.

Ridley Scott will direct and produce a sequel from a script by All the Money in the World author David Scarpa.

In the first “Gladiator”, which was released in 2000, the main roles were played by  Russell Crowe, who played the Roman general Maximus, and  Joaquin Phoenix, who embodied on the screen the image of Emperor Commodus. The tape was nominated for 12 Oscars, won five of them, including Best Picture, and earned $460 million at the box office.


The sequel is due on November 22, 2024.


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