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Joel Edgerton Offered Lead Roles in '300' Prequel and 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

November 3, 2011 (8:05 am) GMT
The 'Warrior' actor has been in talks to tackle the role of Themistocles in '300: Battle of Artemisia' ,as well as the part of Ilyas in 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'
Joel Edgerton

has been offered two lead roles in Warner Bros. Pictures' potential high-profile film projects. The actor, who plays opposite in thriller film "", has been eyed to take on the main character in both "300: Battle of Artemisia" as well as "".

New York Magazine's Vulture has reported that Edgerton is in talks to star as Themistocles in the "" prequel. The character is described as a fabled archon and general who led the Greeks to victory against the invading Persians in 480 BC. The project will be directed by Noam Murro and written by "" helmer Zack Snyder.

In Steven Soderbergh's "Man From U.N.C.L.E", the Brendan Conlon of "" is offered to tackle the part of Ilya. The role was originally played by . It is said that Edgerton's decision will affect whether or not Bradley Cooper signs on to play Napoleon Solo because he reportedly will join the movie only if Edgerton is in it.

Edgerton is currently filming another high-profile film project "" in his hometown in Sydney, Australia. He joins the likes of , , and in the big-budgeted novel adaptation, which is directed by Baz Luhrmann.

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