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Stranger Things Star Joseph Quinn Could Join Gladiator Sequel Cast - Report

The new addition would add to the impressive lineup of actors already signed on for the project.


Actor Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things), is reportedly in talks to join the cast of the upcoming Gladiator sequel. The Hollywood Reporter was first to report.

The Ridley Scott film may see Quinn play Roman Emperor Caracalla, adding to the impressive lineup of actors already signed on for the project. Paul Mescal is set to lead the movie as Lucius, the son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen) and nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), while Denzel Washington and Barry Keoghan are also confirmed for the film. Djimon Hounsou is expected to reprise his role as Juba, a former ally of Maximus (Russell Crowe).

The original Gladiator movie, released in 2001, was a critical and commercial success, grossing $460 million at the box office and winning five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Crowe. The upcoming sequel, which has been in development for several years, is being produced by Scott Free and Red Wagon Entertainment, with David Scarpa writing the script.

While there is no official confirmation of Universal's involvement, it has been reported that the studio has the option to co-produce the sequel once the project is packaged.

The star of the original, Russell Crowe, has now commented on the sequel, saying he doesn't know much about the story but feels "slightly jealous" about it.

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