Eric Bana Takes On Brad Pitt In 'Troy'

Eric Bana
Eric Bana
Eric Bana ("The Hulk") has signed on to star opposite Brad Pitt in Wolfgang Petersen's war epic "Troy," for Warner Bros. Pictures, reports Variety.

Bana will portray the noble Trojan Prince Hector, who is ultimately slain by the Greeks' best fighter, Achilles (Pitt).

The update of Homer's "The Iliad" was adapted by novelist-screenwriter David Benioff, scribe of Spike Lee's upcoming film, "The 25th Hour."

For those unfamiliar with the tale, the ugliness in Peloponessia got started around 1193 B.C., when the Trojan Prince Paris (brother to Hector) stole away Helen, wife of the Greek Menelaus, to Troy. In response, the Greeks began a bloody and ultimately successful siege that lasted almost a decade.

Production is slated to begin next spring.

E-Mail This Article » Share your comments on 'Troy'