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Source: Hollywood Reporter
Feb. 20, 2003

Warners' 'Troy' draws 2 kings with Cox, Bean
Feb. 20, 2003 By Zorianna Kit

Brian Cox, onscreen as acting coach Robert McKee in "Adaptation," and Sean Bean
have been added to the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures'
"Troy" for director Wolfgang Petersen.

Production is slated to begin April 22, though the exact location has yet to be
determined as the original Moroccan location will likely be changed because of
the possible war with Iraq (HR 2/19).

The big-budget "Troy," based on "The Iliad," Homer's epic account of the Trojan
War, sees Eric Bana star as Hector, the prince of Troy, opposite Brad Pitt's Achilles.
Orlando Bloom plays Hector's brother Paris, and Rose Byrne stars as Briseis,
a Trojan slave girl who is the cousin of Hector and Paris.

Cox will play Agamemnon, the king of the Myceneans who is the leader of the
Greek invasion of Troy. A shrewd tactician, he makes every decision based on his
own personal gain. Bean ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings") will
play Odysseus, the humble king of Ithaca.

David Benioff wrote the script to the adventure, which Petersen also is producing.

Cox, repped by IFA Talent Agency and Matt Lesher at Lesher Entertainment, most
recently starred in the Walt Disney Co.'s "25th Hour," also written by Benioff. He
next stars in 20th Century Fox's "X-2."

Bean, repped by ICM, ICM London and Seven Summits, is starring onstage in
"Macbeth" on London's West End. He next stars in the indie feature "The Big
Empty."

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