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Cannes 2012: Sean Bean To Don Army Uniform For 'The 4th Reich' (Exclusive)

Directed by Shaun Robert Smith, the movie also stars Sean Pertwee, Tom Savini and Craig Conway and is set to shoot later this month.

Sean Bean
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Sean Bean has signed to star opposite an ensemble cast including Sean Pertwee, Tom Savini and Craig Conway in Shaun Robert Smith-directed WW2 action-horror film The 4th Reich.

Bean, whose resume boasts high profile turns in Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings, will play a charismatic British sergeant major in the film.

The script details the story of a brigade of British soldiers sent into occupied mainland Europe who find themselves up against an enemy created by Nazi scientists as an all-powerful fighting force for what would be the 4th Reich.

The movie's recently was snapped up by U.K. sale to eOne Entertainment in a deal with British sales and finance banner AV Pictures.

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AV Pictures is currently hawking the project for pre-sales with Bean's signature touted as a selling point for wannabe buyers during the Marche du Film.

It is scheduled to shoot this summer and Scott Mann and James Edward Barker’s edgy U.K. indie production banner Mann Made Films are currently recruiting more cast.

Barker and executive producer Michael J. Bassett both negotiated the deal for Bean with Independent Talent's Jane Brand.

Bassett also recently directed Bean in the up and coming Silent Hill: Revelations, which is due for release in the US this coming Halloween.

Billed as a thriller, Silent Hill: Revelations also includes turns from Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell and Kit Harrington.