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Benjamin Walker in Negotiations for ‘The Great Wall’

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 06/09/2012

The Great WallAlexander Skarsgard has lost out to ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ star, Benjamin Walker for a starring role in Ed Zwick’s fantasy-infused historical drama The Great Wall. Variety reports Benjamin Walker is now in negotiations to star opposite Henry Cavill.


Ed Zwick (Blood Diamond. Legends of the Fall, Glory) is directing from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Herskovitz. Legendary Pictures chairman Thomas Tull and Max Brooks conceived the story, which explores the mystery behind the construction of The Great Wall of China.


Zwick will also produce the film. ”Great Wall” will be the first film from the Legendary East banner that was launched in June by Thomas Tull and Asian investors, with the goal of producing one or two event films a year.


Benjamin Walker was set for ‘Paradise Lost,’ opposite Bradley Cooper, but Legendary pulled the plug on that pic. Allowing Walker to start negotiations for The Great Wall. Stay tune for more information.


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