Set in late summer 79 A.D., the story revolves around the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, from the point of view of a slave of a shipping tycoon in love with his master’s daughter, and a gladiator fighting for his freedom.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje will play another enslaved gladiator who becomes friends with Harington’s character.
Producing will be Paul WS Anderson, Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje is best known as Mr. Echo on “Lost” and recently starred in Cinemax’s “The Hunted”. Up next for him is “Thor: The Dark World”.
He is repped by APA.