300 Sequel Adds Jamie Blackley to its Ranks

300 (2006) Movie Title“300: Battle of Artemisia”, the sequel/prequel to Zack Snyder’s 2006 surprise hit “300” has added another castmember. Jamie Blackley will join “Strike Back’s” Sullivan Stapleton on the green screen-heavy film set to be directed by Noam Murro.

Blackley will play Calisto, “a teen whose desire to become the heroic man/soldier his father was leads the 16 year old to become a leader of a small band of soldiers.”

Stapleton had previously been cast as the film’s lead, though what that is isn’t exactly clear. Hell, at this point I’m not even sure if the film will still focus on Xerxes, the Persian King who invaded Greece in the first movie only to end up mired at the Hot Gates, or if it’ll still be called “300: Battle of Artemisia” a week from now. For a film that’s been stuck in development for about five years now, the lack of certainty around the movie is a tad disconcerting.

Curiously, Blackley’s casting, and his character, is probably the first concrete thing about the sequel yet. And we don’t even know how he fits into things. Oh well. In any case, the British Blackley comes off roles in the Colin Farrell crime drama “London Boulevard” and the fantasy epic “Snow White and the Huntsman”.

Jamie Blackley

Via : Deadline