Eric Bana has signed on to star in Warner Bros.' fantasy adventure Knights of the Round Table, playing Uther, the father of Charlie Hunnam's King Arthur. Astrid Berges-Frisbey is also set to star as Guinevere, with Jude Law in talks to play the villain and Djimon Hounsou in negotiations to play a character named Bedivere, who is described as a Merlin-eseque mentor to Arthur.
Warner Bros. is hoping to turn this project into their next franchise, with this first film expected to kick off a six-movie series, if all goes according to plan. Guy Ritchie is directing from a screenplay by Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow), although no story details have been revealed at this time. It isn't known when production may begin, but Warner Bros. has already issued a July 22, 2016 release date for Knights of the Round Table.
Guy Ritchie and Joby Harold are also producing alongside Lionel Wigram (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), Tory Tunnell (Trumbo) and Akiva Goldsman (Winter's Tale). Eric Bana recently starred in Lone Survivor and Deliver Us from Evil. He recently wrapped production on Disney's The Finest Hours, and he is also attached to star in Special Correspondents alongside Ricky Gervais.