Assassin’s Creed Film Recruits Jeremy Irons And Brendan Gleeson
The Assassin’s Creed movie seems seems to be coming along nicely, with Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons (The Borgias, The Lion King) and Emmy Award winner Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow, Harry Potter films) hopping onto the project. The pair joins leading man Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in director Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Ubisoft’s historical epic.
Both actors are portraying fathers, with Gleeson as the papa of Fassbender’s character, assassin descendant Callum Lynch, and Irons as Cotillard’s. Other than that, there's no additional information on their roles.
This won’t be the only upcoming film to feature Gleeson and Fassbender; the two also appear in Trespass Among Us, which is currently in post-production. Irons, on the other hand, has another big nerd-centric film on the way. He'll portray Alfred Pennyworth in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which also premieres next year.
Assassin’s Creed opens in theaters on December 21, 2016. Meanwhile, the next video game entry, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, releases October 23.