Slumdog Star Joins “War of Gods”

Indian actress Freida Pinto (“Slumdog Millionaire”) Has joined the cast of the Greek mythology epic “War of the Gods” for Relativity Media and Universal Pictures reports Variety.

“The Tudors” star Henry Cavill plays Theseus, a young warrior who leads both men and the Olympian gods in a battle to defeat the Titans, the long-imprisoned former deities who plan to use demons to restore their power.

Pinto plays Phaedra, an oracle priestess who joins Theseus’ quest. Tarsem Singh helms the project described as a “hardcore action film done in Renaissance painting style” with modern touches.

Jason Keller penned the script’s most recent draft while Gianni Nunnar, Mark Canton and Ryan Kavanaugh will produce. Shooting kicks off in April.