October 2, 2007
Whereabouts: James Purefoy
You may know him as Marc Antony from HBO's "Rome," or perhaps he rings a bell as Rawdon Crawley opposite Reese Witherspoon in Vanity Fair. Jane Austen film fans know him as Tom Bertram, but he's also played Beau Brummell, and the Mayor of Casterbridge's nemesis. In any case, James Purefoy will soon play a humble 16th century swordsman, Solomon Kane, in an adaptation of the stories by Robert E. Howard.
From Dark Horizons:
"Kane is a 16th century soldier who learns that his brutal and cruel actions have damned him but is determined to redeem himself by living peaceably. But he finds himself dragged out of retirement for a fight against evil."