Noel Clarke enlists in Marshall's army

Joins sword-and-sandals pic 'Centurion'

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BERLIN -- Writer-director-actor Noel Clarke has joined the cast of Neil Marshall's sword-and-sandals pic "Centurion," being repped by Pathe International at the European Film Market.

Clarke, who recently starred in his own directorial debut, "Adulthood," joins Michael Fassbender, Dominic West and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko in the cast. The movie is due to shoot at the end of Feburary in Scotland and London.

The movie, set during the Roman invasion of Britain in 117 AD, tells the story of Quintus Dias, sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, who marches north with General Virilus' famed Ninth Legion under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

"Slumdog Millionaire" producer Christian Colson of Celador Films will produce with French-owned, U.K.-based Pathe Distribution.

Clarke is repped by Independent Talent Group in London and ICM in Los Angeles.

Marshall, who also wrote "Centurion," has a good relationship with Pathe and Celador, having made "The Descent" for those companies.
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