Ed Westwick to Join John Hannah in World War II Drama 'Enemy Lines'
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The news of the former 'Gossip Girl' actor's casting comes just three months after he returns to work on the second season of 'White Gold' following the dismissal of rape charges against him.

AceShowbiz - Ed Westwick has landed his first movie role since rape charges against him were dropped.

In 2017, Kristina Cohen accused the "Gossip Girl" actor of forcing himself on her when she slept at his house three years earlier.

Two other women subsequently came forward with their own allegations, with the Los Angeles Police Department investigating all claims, before prosecutors decided against pressing charges.

In November (2018), Ed returned to work on the second season of BBC sitcom "White Gold", and now Deadline is reporting he's been cast in upcoming World War II drama "Enemy Lines".

According to the film website, Swedish director Anders Banke will be taking the helm, with John Hannah, Tom Wisdom, Corey Johnson, Pawel Delag, Vladimir Epifantsev and Kirill Pletnyov co-starring.

Set in occupied Poland, the plot, based on a true story that took place in 1943 behind enemy lines, centres around allied soldiers who are sent to extract a rocket scientist from the hands of the Nazis.

The casting news comes after 31-year-old Ed promised fans he'd be back acting as soon as possible following the dropping of the rape charges.

"I'm delighted that everybody got it right, thank you," the English star told TMZ.com. "I'll be back to work very soon."

Ed was last seen on screen in "White Gold" in May 2017. He had filmed a lead part in three-part BBC drama "Ordeal by Innocence", which aired in April 2018, but producers decided to reshoot his scenes with "Love, Rosie" actor Christian Cooke after the rape allegations surfaced.

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