Lee Pace to Lead Prisoner of War

By Kevyn Cortez | 3 years ago
Lee Pace to Lead Prisoner of War
American actor Lee Pace at the ET Post-Emmys Party, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Sept. 21, 2008/Wikimedia Commons/Calliopejen1/mangostar

Actor Lee Pace is prepping up for his lead role in his newest project, the sci-fi thriller, “Prisoner of War.” Read on for more details about this story.

According to Deadline, “Guardians of the Galaxy” villain, Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser),  is set to lead in the sci-fi thriller “Prisoner of War.” Pace will be joined by French actress Bérénice Marlohe, known for playing anti-heroine Bond girl Sévérine in the twenty-third James Bond film “Skyfall.” The pic will feature a story of an American soldier and a French foreign aid worker who, amidst an alien invasion, must work together for humanity’s last stand in Africa.

Pace will replace “Chronicle” actor Alex Russel in “Prisoner.” Moreover, Pace’s first claim to fame is for his portrayal of Ned in the ABC series “Pushing Daisies,” in which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2008 and also starred in AMC 1980s drama “Halt and Catch Fire.” Pace first gained recognition for his role in the 2003 film “Soldier’s Girl,” in which he played the central role of Calpernia Addams, a transgender woman. He is also known for his portrayals in movies such as ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” where he plays the vampire Garret, and in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit,” where he plays the elf king Thandruil. Pace’s most recent work is in Marvel’s blockbuster superhero action film “The Guardians of the Galaxy,” where he plays the central villain, Ronan the Accuser. He will reprise his role for “The Hobbit’s” third and concluding pic, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” and has filmed in Stephen Frears’ upcoming Lance Armstrong biopic for StudioCanal and Working Title.

“Prisoner of War” will be helmed by music video and TV director Joe Miale, and produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik, Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh of 42, James Harris of Tea Shop & Film Company and Zev Foreman and Nicolas Chartier of Voltage. Tea Shop & Film’s Mark Lane will co-produce, with filming to set in South Africa in September 2014.

That’s it for the latest update about the upcoming film, “Prisoner of War,” with Lee Pace playing the lead role. For more updates on upcoming films, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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