Two-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe will star alongside Matt Damon in the Legendary Pictures fantasy The Great Wall, Heat Vision reports.
Directed by Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), the feature is described as a fantastical retelling of the origin of the Great Wall of China, based on a story conceived by Legendary CEO Thomas Tull and World War Z author Max Brooks.
If negotiations pan out, Damon will star as a member of a group of mercenaries sent to China on a mission to bring gunpowder back to Europe, only to be caught in the middle of a conflict between mystical beasts and a secret clan of warriors. Details of Dafoe’s role are unknown. Filming is targeted to being in April in China.Dafoe is fresh off of roles in The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Fault of Our Stars and John Wick.
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