Lord of the Rings Actor Andy Serkis Playing Villain in Stealth Game, Volume
Andy Serkis will play a lead role in Mike Bithell's upcoming game.
You might be wondering how Bithell was able to attract Serkis to the project. After all, Serkis--who will appear in next year's Star Wars: Episode VII--is a top talent in Hollywood. According to Bithell, Serkis was his "dream" actor for the role, and, after some initial struggles, Bithell was able to snag him for the game with help from British casting studio Side.
"We'd been looking for an actor to play Gisborne for a while, and even come close to casting it with different folks," Bithell told Gamasutra. "After one of those attempts fell through, it was a back to the drawing board moment, and I decided to stop compromising, and go for my dream actor for the role-- who I'd get if practicality and reality weren't an issue."
"Thank god [Serkis] said yes, and had some time clear in his busy schedule," Bithell added.
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