LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Dutch writer-director
Menno Meyjes is setting sail later this year on his Viking epic
"Last Battle Dreamer" with Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish and
Sean Bean on board, producers said Wednesday.
Meyjes described "Dreamer" as "a love story written in fire
and blood." Phillippe will star as a seventh-century Viking
warrior named Thorfinn who, along with his older brother, the
battle-scarred Hakon (Sean Bean), invades Britain.
Phillippe and Australian actress Cornish, the objects of
much tabloid speculation about their friendship, will next be
seen together in Kimberly Peirce's "Stop Loss."
Meyjes is now completing post-production on his biopic of
Spain's most famous matador, "Manolete," starring Adrien Brody
and Penelope Cruz. New Line Cinema is scheduled to roll out
Meyjes' "Martian Child," starring John Cusack, in the U.S. in
October. Meyjes and Cusack previously collaborated on the
Hitler movie "Max."