Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) will play Russia’s last emperor, Czar Nicholas II, in the upcoming live-action family film “Anastasia”. Blake Harris is directing from his own script.
Routh portrays the father of Anastasia in the re-imagining of the classic story in which Anastasia Romanov escapes through a portal when her family is threatened by Vladimir Lenin and finds herself in the year 1988.
Production began last summer in Lexington, Kentucky on the 1988 portion of the film with Emily Carey and Amiah Miller co-starring. Shooting resumes in April on the 1917 portion of the film. Armando Gutierrez, Eli Lipnik, Peter Lees, and Bret Jones are producing.