Saturday, May 2, 2015

Thor actor Tom Hiddleston 'is set to star' in sequel to Mel Gibson's classic Braveheart

PUBLISHED: 19:47 EST, 2 May 2015 | UPDATED: 19:55 EST, 2 May 2015

Big news! Thor actor Tom Hiddleston - pictured in movie Henry IV - looks set to star in the highly-anticipated sequel to Mel Gibson's 1995 classic Braveheart

Thor actor Tom Hiddleston looks set to star in the highly-anticipated sequel to Mel Gibson's 1995 classic Braveheart.

According to emails exposed by WikiLeaks, the 34-year-old will take on the role of Scotland's warrior king Robert the Bruce in the upcoming film, entitled Lion Rampant.

Directed by David Mackenzie, the movie will be shot in Scotland and will also potentiality feature Jack O'Connell and Emma Stone.

Lion Rampant - described as the 'unofficial sequel to Braveheart' - is reportedly being made by Working Title, the British company behind blockbusters such as Four Weddings And A Funeral.

Details of the highly-anticipated film were revealed when an email exchange between former head of Sony Entertainment Amy Pascal and Rich Klubeck, a senior partner in a leading American talent agency, were published.

In the messages, he states that he is 'pleased to share' details of the Lion Rampant project.

He also is said to specifically mention Hiddleston by name in connection with the role of Robert the Bruce.

In a subsequent email exchange between Ms Pascal and Eric Fellner - a Working Title producer, even more details about the film were revealed.

'It is the story that follows on in history from Braveheart,' he explained in one message.

'It is an epic tale of action and romance.'

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