Ben Barnes offered lead in SEVENTH SON opposite Jeff Bridges

Ben Barnes (The Chronicles Of Narnia) is in talks to star opposite Jeff Bridges in Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures' Seventh Son, an adaptation of Joseph Delaney's young-adult series. Barnes replaces Sam Claflin, who had been offered the part. He is set to play Tom, "the young apprentice to an exorcist (Bridges) who combats ghosts and witches in the 1700s. The pair must battle the queen of evil (Julianne Moore) as Tom falls for a young witch (Alicia Vikander)."

The film is being directed by Sergei Bodrov, and is being produced by Thunder Road's Basil Iwanyk, Legendary's Thomas Tull and Lionel Wigram are producing, and Jon Jashni and Alysia Cotter are exec producing. Barnes will also star in Gently Down the Stream opposite Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton and Amanda Seyfried, and has a role in the indie film The Words with Bradley Cooper.

I am glad Barnes is getting on roles outside of the fantasy genre. It will be cool to see him opposite Bridges in this film. The cast is pretty solid. What are your thoughts?

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