The Island: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sean Bean has joined the cast of The Island for DreamWorks and director Michael Bay.

Bean, who played Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will take on the part of Merick, the chief antagonist in the film, which stars Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson.

The script by Caspian Tredwell-Owen centers on a harvested being who becomes self-aware and tries to escape the utopia where he lives. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci co-wrote the script.

Bean will next appear in Flightplan opposite Jodie Foster. He recently completed the lead role in The Dark, playing opposite Maria Bello, and can be seen in National Treasure.