Orlando Bloom has joined the cast of Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers according to Variety. Bloom will play the Duke of Buckingham who is the arch-nemesis to the Musketeers, and British comedian James Corden will portray a servant named Planchet.
The previously announced cast for Musketeers includes Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu; Logan Lerman as D’Artagnan; Matthew MacFadyen, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans as Athos, Porthos and Aramis, respectively; Milla Jovovich as M’lady De Winter; and Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort.
Summit Entertainment has set a release date for summer 2011, and filming will begin later this summer after director Paul W.S. Anderson has finished work on Resident Evil: Afterlife.
Warner Bros. also has a Three Musketeers movie in the works, with Bourne Identity director Doug Liman set to direct his take later this year. I’d say Summit’s has the edge at the moment.