Kiefer Sutherland is in final talks to play the main antagonist in Pompeii, the in-production Paul W.S. Anderson film that looks at the doomed city's final days, and ponders if maybe the true villain was not Mount Vesuvius but dude from 24.
Sutherland's role would be a powerful Roman senator, who forces wealthy merchant Jared Harris to give him daughter Emily Browning's hand in marriage. Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington stars as one of Harris's slaves. He's Browning's true love, and during the Vesuvius eruption, races to save her and his best friend, a gladiator trapped in a coliseum. Anderson's wife and longtime Resident Evil muse Milla Jovovich is so far uncredited but will slide around on her knees shooting pistols as a loose interpretation of lava.