Morton, West, Walker Join “John Carter”

British thesps Samantha Morton, Dominic West and Polly Walker have all joined “John Carter of Mars” for Disney Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series, the story centers on a Civil War veteran (Taylor Kitsch) who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars, where he becomes embroiled with the planet’s warring people.

Morton plays Sola, the daughter of Willem Dafoe’s Tars Tarkas character, who must hide her softer side from her warmongering race.

West plays Sab Than, prince of the Zodangans who believes he is entitled to rule Mars. Walker plays Sarkoja, a merciless, tyrannical Thark. Lynn Collins also stars.

Andrew Stanton is directing from a script by Mark Andrews. Jim Morris and Colin Wilson are producing, while filming kicks off early next year.