Aftersun star Paul Mescal circling Ridley Scott’s Gladiator sequel

The sequel to director Ridley Scott's multi-Academy Award-winning picture Gladiator is progressing (2000),

the critically acclaimed thriller Aftersun, and the most recent rumour is that Paul Meskal, best known for the series Normal People, is in talks to star.

have been cast in the much anticipated follow-up. Russell Crowe's career took off after Gladiator.

The About to Die, a 1958 book by Daniel P. Mannix, served as the basis for the movie's historical revenge story.

an ex-Hispanic Roman general whose family is slain by Commodus, the cunning emperor (Joaquin Phoenix). Is.

Paul Mescal is anticipated to play the character of Lucius, the son of Commodus' sister Lucilla (Connie Nielsen), in the second instalment.

With The Last Duel, Scott made a comeback to the sword-and-sandal genre last year, but the movie bombed at the box office.

Scott will produce Gladiator 2 alongside Doug Vick and Lucy Fischer of Red Wagon Entertainment, Michael Prause, president of Scott Free, and Scott Free.

Mescal, who was nominated for an Emmy for the miniseries Normal People and played Connell Waldron,

is generating Oscar buzz for his role as a disturbed parent in the movie Aftersun.

He will also appear in the Andrew Scott and Claire Foy film Strangers of Andrew High.

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