Irish actor Barry Keoghan is reportedly in talks to join the cast of the highly-anticipated sequel "Gladiator 2". Keoghan, who has gained critical acclaim for his performances in films such as "Dunkirk" and "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," would bring his talents to the much-anticipated sequel. The original "Gladiator" film, directed by Ridley Scott, was a box office and critical success, earning over $460 million worldwide and winning five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Russell Crowe's portrayal of the protagonist, Maximus. Crowe has confirmed that he will not be part of this project, and the role of the protagonist is rumoured to be Paul Mescal of the co-stars of the beloved series “Normal People.
While details about the plot and characters are still scarce, Keoghan's potential role as Emperor Geta has already piqued the interest of many fans. If Keoghan does join the cast of "Gladiator 2," he will undoubtedly bring his unique style to the film. The actor has become known for his intense and often unsettling performances, and his addition to the cast would add to the anticipation surrounding the long-awaited sequel.
While it remains to be seen whether Keoghan will ultimately join the cast of "Gladiator 2," his potential involvement will surely excite fans. With the film still in the early stages of development, fans will have to wait patiently to see how it all unfolds.
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