Narnia Lands Princely Ben

Prince Caspian has been found and he’s a hottie.

According to The Times Online, 26-year-old British actor Ben Barnes will be playing the title role in Disney’s upcoming Narnia sequel “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”.

Barnes had been playing the sexually manipulative Dakin in the British National Theatre’s production of “The History Boys” since December last year.

This week he surprised them by saying that he had been offered a three-film deal to play Caspian and was leaving right away – before his contract was due.

As a result the production has been left in the lurch with actor Jamie King, the previous theatre run’s Dakin, flown in from Los Angeles to take over. National Theatre are said to be considering a lawsuit over breach of contract.

Filming is due to begin this month in New Zealand. The movie is released in cinemas next May.