Ben Foster To Play “Inferno” Villain

Ben Foster is in negotiations to play the villain in “Inferno,” Sony and Imagine Entertainment’s third film adaptation of a Dan Brown-penned Robert Langdon novel following “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons”.

Tom Hanks reprises the role of Langdon and Ron Howard is back in the director’s chair for the new film in which he is drawn into a conspiracy to unleash a deadly plague centered on Dante’s Inferno, the 14th-century epic poem about the nine circles of Hell.

Foster will play a genius scientist who is obsessed with the Inferno and has also dreamed up a plot to solve the world’s overpopulation by releasing a virus.

Felicity Jones, Omar Sy and Irrfan Khan also star in the film which aims to begin filming in Europe in April.

Source: THR