Eva Green in talks to join 300 prequel Battle Of Artemisia

Many people would classify Eva Green as a goddess, so it's no surprise to hear that she has been cast as that very thing in prequel 300: Battle Of Artemisia .

She's in negotiations to play titular goddess Artemisia, a gold-covered baddie who convinces Persian king Xerxes to head into battle.

According to The Hollywood Reporter , Green has entered negotiations for the role, and, should she sign on, she'll add an unexpected sheen of class to what was looking like an uninspired cash-in.

Noam Murro (director of dramedy Smart People ) is barking down the megaphone on this one, which is expected to open at some point in 2013.

Green will next be seen in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows .