Production Weekly reports that spanish actress, Paz Vega (Spanglish), is currently in talks to join Antonio Banderas in John Boorman's next film, Memoirs of Hadrian.

Rospo Pallenberg and Ron Base adapted the script from Margherite Yourcenar's historical novel of the same title, a fictional autobiography of Roman emporer written as a series of letters to his nephew, Marcus Aurelius.

Shooting is due to take place between Serbia and Morocco.