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Tahar Rahim joining Eagle Of The Ninth

Tahar Rahim has been nabbing some healthy praise for his role in A Prophet, and now he's signed on to Kevin Macdonald's Roman epic The Eagle Of The Ninth.

Rahim will play Seal Prince, the leader of a band of fearsome Gallic warrior types who harangue Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) and slave Esca (Jamie Bell) as they hunt for the Ninth Legion, which vanished 20 years previously in the Scottish mountains.

Macdonald has already been shooting for a few weeks in Hungary and has now moved on to Scotland for that authentic scenic backdrop.

We're still not convinced Tatum can make a convincing Roman warrior, but Rahim certainly has the chops to pull of a solid role. If you need to know more, check out our feature on A Prophet as one of the pics to catch at the London Film Festival.

[Source: Coming Soon]

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