Kiefer Sutherland ("24," "The Lost Boys") is in final negotiations to star as the villain in Paul W.S. Anderson's 3D Roman disaster movie "Pompeii" at Constantin Film.
Set in 79 A.D. in the days before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Kit Harington plays a slave stuck on a ship who must race against time to save his true love, the daughter (Emily Browning) of a wealthy merchant (Jared Harris).
Sutherland will play a Roman senator who enslaved Harington's village. The scheming senator forces the merchant to give his daughter's hand in marriage to him. Shooting kicked off in Toronto last week.