Sam Claflin and Alicia Vikander are in talks to play the lead roles in “The Seventh Son” at Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures says Variety.
Based on Joseph Delaney’s children’s book series “The Wardstone Chronicles” (aka. “The Last Apprentice”), the story follows a teenage boy named Tom (Clafin) in training to be the apprentice of a ‘Spook’ (a fighter against evil magic) in the 1700’s.
Trouble begins when his friend Alice (Vikander) tricked into releasing the most sinister witch in the world (Julianne Moore). Jeff Bridges is in talks to take on the role of the Spook.
The pair beat out almost a dozen high profile young actors who tested this week for the roles. Claflin appeared in last year’s “Pillars of the Earth” mini-series and has a key role in the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”. Vikander has starred in the TV series “Andra Avenyn” and will soon shoot the upcoming historical romance epic “A Royal Affair”.
Sergei Bodrov (“Nomad,” “Mongol”) directs ‘Son’ from a script by Max Borenstein and shooting kicks off September in Vancouver.