The Graham King/Martin Scorsese production The Young Victoria has just signed Paul Bettany as the Lord of Melbourne. According to Variety, Thomas Kretschmann will also be appearing in the drama. He will play the Belgian King Leopold.

Emily Blunt will play the title role and Rupert Friend will appear as her husband, Prince Albert. The film traces Victoria's turbulent rise to power and her enduring romance with her hubby.

Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent and Mark Strong are also starring in the Jean-Marc Vallee directed period piece. The Young Victoria is currently shooting in the U.K.