Leads cast in WWII drama 'Heroes'

9:33 AM PST 03/25/2010 by Stuart Kemp, AP

Story of Ian Fleming's commando unit first in planned trilogy

LONDON -- Sean Bean, Danny Dyer and Rosie Fellner are gearing up to star in World War II action drama "Age of Heroes," directed by Adrian Vitoria and set to shoot early next month.

Co-written by Vitoria and Ed Scates, the movie will be shot in Norway.

British indie distributor Metrodome has U.K. distribution rights and will co-produce with Lex Lutzus' start up production banner Neon Park. The film is also being produced by Nick O'Hagan's Giant Films and Cinedome and will be sold worldwide outside the U.K. and Scandinavia by U.K. and U.S. sales and finance label ContentFilm.

U.K. based Matador Pictures is leading the financing along with private investors while Norway's National Film Institute and local fund Film Kraft are backing the project via Norwegian production house Moskus Films.

The movie, planned as the first in a trilogy of war flicks, is based on the true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

The two titles in line after "Heroes" are "Age of Honor" and "Age of Glory."
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