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Mark Strong signs for Eagle Of The Ninth

Director Kevin Macdonald has grabbed two new cast members for Roman epic The Eagle Of The Ninth.

Donald Sutherland and Sherlock Holmes' Mark Strong have both signed on to the film.

They'll join the already-cast Jamie Bell and Channing Tatum who play a Celtic slave and the centurion he serves who head off to locate the titular Roman brigade in the second century.

Seems the Ninth marched off to the Scottish hills on a mission 15 years previously and never returned.

Channing has a personal stake in the mission - his father was the Ninth's commander.

Macdonald has just begun calling the shots in Hungary.

[Source: THR ]

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