Mikko Nousiainen (Restless) has been cast as the lead in Renny Harlin's (Die Hard 2: Die Harder) epic Mannerheim , according to Variety. Heikki Vihinen wrote the script.

He will play Finnish military leader and president Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.

The film, with a budget of $14.7 million, is the most expensive film ever made in Finland. It starts to shoot next year and is expected to be released on Nov. 30, 2009, marking the anniversary of the so-called "Winter War" between Russia and Finland.