Actor Joel Edgerton is in talks to star in 300: Battle of Artemisia for Warner Bros. and director Noam Murro.

Joel Edgerton will play Themosticles, a Greek general who lead his army to victory over the Persians in 480 B.C. The prequel is based on Frank Miller's upcoming graphic novel, which takes place before the events in 300.

Noam Murro is directing 300: Battle of Artemisia from a screenplay by 300 director Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad. It isn't known when production may begin on 300: Battle of Artemisia.

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