Macedonia's Alexander The Great: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Newcomer Sam Heughan has been tapped to play the title role in Macedonia's Alexander the Great, producers Ilya Salkind's biopic of ancient Greece's famed conqueror.

Canadian director Jalal Merhi is helming the pic. The project, with an original screenplay by Dan Skinner, takes a look at the coming of age of the heroic Alexander from his youth in Greece to the time he is named regent of the land after proving himself worthy of succeeding his demanding father, King Philip of Macedonia.

The producers hope to make a trilogy of Alexander's life, exploring his formative years, romances and legendary battles.

Brian B.