April 1, 2011

Sam Claflin and Alicia Vikander cast in "The Seventh Son"

British and Swedish newcomers, Sam Clafin and Alicia Vikander, reportedly land the lead roles in "The Seventh Son". This film will be adapted from Joseph Delaney's fantasy novel with the same title, about a 13-years-old boy who is the seventh son of a seventh son learning about wizardry from a forbidding spook.

Claflin and Vikander will play Tom and Alice respectively, while Jeff Bridges has landed the Spook role earlier, while Julianne Moore is still in talks to play the witch. Alex Pettyfer and Jennifer Lawrence were previously the front-runners for the role of Tom and Alice, but it is now unlikely that they will join the project.

Lawrence was recently cast as Katniss Everdeen, the coveted leading role in "The Hunger Games" movie adaptation, while Pettyfer who was deemed as one of contenders to star as Peetar Mellark, another pivotal role in "The Hunger Games", seems to be no longer attached. Meanwhile, Claflin and Vikander have beaten the other contenders for the Tom and Alice roles, including Caleb Landry-Jones, James Frecheville, Imogen Poots, Felicity Jones, Dianna Agron, and Gabrielle Wilde.

Sounds unfamiliar to Claflin and Vikander? Well, here are some tidbits. Claflin will be even more recognized this year as he landed one of the important roles in upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" as Phillip. He is also starring in a biopic "United", telling the story about popular English football club Manchester United as legendary player Duncan Edwards. Vikander is relatively very new to our eyes, but she already caught the attention as she was also the shortlisted actress to play Snow White in "Snow White and the Huntsman", which eventually went to Kristen Stewart.

The production of "The Seventh Son" hasn't been started, however, but the film is set to appear in 2012.