A new adaptation of The Three Musketeers has been announced, with a great cast.
First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas’s classic French adventure novel is set in the 1620s.
Two feature films, titled The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan and The Three Musketeers: Milady, will both begin filming this summer in France.
Eva Green (Penny Dreadful) will play Milady, alongside Vincent Cassel (Black Swan) as Athos, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House) as the Duke of Buckingham.
The cast also includes François Civil (Call My Agent!) as D’Artagnan, Vicky Krieps (Das Boot) as Queen Anne of Austria, Pio Marmaï as Porthos, Romain Duris as Aramis, Louis Garrel as King Louis XIII, and Lyna Khoudri as Constance Bonacieux.
One hundred years after Pathé’s first production of a Three Musketeers movie, Pathé Films executive Ardavan Safaee commented: “We are thrilled to launch, for the third time in our history, the adaptation of one of the most iconic piece of French literature with an incredible creative team and longstanding partners who gathered as our own musketeers!”
Producer Ignacio Segura added: “We can’t wait to unveil the epic adventures of these iconic characters not only on their great movie theater experience, but on the many different transmedia storytelling that this large new franchise has to offer.”
The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan and The Three Musketeers: Milady are expected to be released in 2022.
Eva Green is currently starring in The Luminaries on Sunday nights on Starz in the US.
The BBC’s TV series The Musketeers is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.