Dr. Who’s Mickey Enlists With “Centurion”

Former “Doctor Who” companion turned writer/director Noel Clarke (“Kidulthood”) has joined the cast of th sword-and-sandals pic “Centurion” for Pathe International says The Hollywood Reporter.

Neil Marshall (“The Descent,” “Doomsday”) helms the story which is set during the Roman invasion of Britain in 117 AD.

The story follows Quintus Dias, sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, who marches north with General Virilus’ famed Ninth Legion under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

Michael Fassbender, Dominic West and Olga Kurylenko also star in the film which is due to shoot at the end of Feburary in Scotland and London. Christian Colson will produce.