If there’s an actor who deserves more awards recognitions, he has to be Ben Foster.
Though Foster is best known for his role as Angel is Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: The Last Stand”, he received strongly positive reviews for his roles in “3:10 to Yuma”, “Lone Survivor”, and “Pandorum”. He is also set to star as Medivh, “a mysterious and reclusive protector who wields formidable power” in Duncan Jones’ “Warcraft”. It is a highly anticipated video game adaptation, but it won’t arrive until 2016.
While we await the release of its official teaser photos or trailer, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Foster is currently in negotiations to play a villainous role in Ron Haward’s “Inferno”.
Published in 2013, “Inferno” is the 4th book in American author Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series. It is a follow-up to “Angels & Demons”, “The Da Vinci Code”, and “The Lost Symbol”. Director Ron Howard first adapted the series in 2006, starting with “The Da Vinci Code”. Though “Angels & Demons” was supposed to be a prequel for the first film, its storyline was changed to become a sequel instead.
“Inferno” will serve as a threequel to the “The Da Vinci Code”, with Tom Hanks returning to star as symbologist Robert Langdon. Ben Foster is reportedly going to play Bertrand Zobrist, a rich and genius scientist who is obsessed with the Inferno while trying to solve the world’s overpopulation problem with his own terrifying plan.
“The Theory of Everything” actress Felicity Jones will play a character named Dr. Sienna Brooks, whose role is to help Langdon recover his memories. “Life of Pi” star Irrfan Khan is playing a character named Harry Sims, who is also known as The Provost. Omar Sy joined the cast as Christoph Bruder while Sidse Babett Knudsen is set to play Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organisation.
The official synopsis is as follows:
When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s “Inferno.”
Slated for release on 14th October 2016, “Inferno” will begin filming in Europe next month. Foster will be seen next in “The Finest Hour”, “Icon”, and an untitled Stephen Frears film about Lance Armstrong.
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