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IGN Film Force
16 September 2002
Bana Heading to Troy?
Hulk thesp may co-star with Brad Pitt.
According to recent Hollywood trade reports, Aussie thesp Eric Bana (Hulk,
Black Hawk Down) may co-star opposite Brad Pitt in Warner Brothers'
forthcoming historical epic, Troy. Bana would portray "Hector" to Pitt's
"Achilles" in the Trojan War story based loosely on Homer's The Illiad.
(The son of King Priam, Hector was a Trojan hero who would eventually be
slain in a duel with Achilles.) Wolfgang Petersen will direct the Village
Roadshow production from a script by David Benioff.
The Hollywood Reporter claims Benioff's script "concentrates on the events
surrounding the Trojan War waged by the Greeks to recapture the abducted
beauty Helen, [but] it also includes a few elements from Iliad sequel, The
Odyssey, to round out the tale." Troy begins filming next spring in the U.K.,
Malta and Morocco for a 2004 release.
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