Eric Bana Takes On Brad Pitt In 'Troy'[Saturday, September 28th, 2002]
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.
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