Rodrigo Santoro to Star in Netflix’s Still-Untitled Sci-Fi Thriller

It’s a thrilling time for Rodrigo Santoro

The 43-year-old Brazilian actor has joined the supporting cast of Netflix’s yet-to-be-titled sci-fi thriller.

Rodrigo Santoro

Jamie FoxxJoseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback are set as leads in the film, which will be directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.

Other supporting cast members include Allen Maldonado,  Amy Landecker, Colson Baker, aka Machine Gun Kelly, Andrene Ward-Hammond and Kyanna Simpson.

Mattson Tomlin penned the screenplay. Filmmakers are staying mum on plot details.

Santoro, best known for his portrayal of Persian King Xerxes in the movie 300 and its sequel 300: Rise of an Empire, was most recently cast in theHulupilot Reprisal. His other credits include HBO’s Westworld.

Maldonado co-starred in the Sony film, Superfly and Netflix’s First Match.

New Trailer Released for Santoro’s “300: Rise of an Empire”

If you can’t wait until March to see Rodrigo Santoro’s 300: Rise of an Empire, you’re in luck.

The latest trailer for the follow-up to the 2007 film 300 has been released.

Rodrigo Santoro

The clip shows Headey’s queen at what appears to be her husband’s funeral pyre, accompanied by hero Themistocles.

In addition to Santoro, reprising his role as King Xerxes, Achaemenid King of Persia, 300: Rise of an Empire also stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Jack O’Connell, Andrew Tiernan, Igal Naor and Andrew Pleavin.

The film is scheduled to open in theaters March 7.

New Trailer Released for Santoro’s “300: Rise Of An Empire”

Rodrigo Santoro is in an Empire state of mind…

Warner Bros. has just released a brand new trailer for 300: Rise Of An Empire, which sees the 38-year-old Brazilian actor reprise his iconic role as Xerxes.

Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes

The Legendary Pictures follow-up to the 2006 film 300 focuses action on the sea as Greek general Themistokles (portrayed by Sullivan Stapleton) tries to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

Themistokles is forced to face off against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia (Eva Green).

Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Jack O’Connell, Andrew Tiernan, Igal Naor and Andrew Pleavin also star.

300: Rise Of An Empire opens in U.S. theaters on March 7.

Warner Bros. Releases First Trailer for Santoro’s “300: Rise Of An Empire”

Rodrigo Santoro’s highly anticipated sequel to 300 may not be coming out until next spring, but you can get your fix now.

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for 300: Rise Of An Empire, the long-awaited sequel to the stylish 2006 hit, starring the 37-year-old Brazilian actor.

Rodrigo Santoro

In the sequel, Persian queen Artemisia (portrayed by Eva Green) uses her “entire navy” to attack the Greeks, who are led by politician and general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton).

The film has everything you’d expect from an action-packed period film, including swords, axes, arrows, knives, flames, ships, horses, death, destruction.

Lena Headey and Santoro reprise their respective roles as Queen Gorgo and Xerxes alongside newcomers Stapleton, Green and Hans Matheson.

Director Noam Murro’s sequel, written by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad and based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel Xerxes, opens March 7, 2014.

Santoro Cast in the Natalie Portman-Starrer “Jane Got a Gun”

Rodrigo Santoro is heading to the Wild, Wild West…

The 37-year-old Brazilian actor, currently starring opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Genesis Rodriguez in The Last Stand, has joined the cast of the Western action film Jane Got a Gun.

Rodrigo Santoro

Santori, who will star opposite Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender in the film, will portray Fitchum in the Lynne Ramsey-directed film about Jane Hammond (Portman), who reaches out to her ex-lover (Fassbender) for help when her outlaw husband becomes the target of a violent gang.

Santoro will star in the upcoming prequel 300: Rise of an Empire, reprising his role as the Persian king Xerxes from the first 300.

300: Rise Of An Empire is due out on August 2, 2013.

Santoro’s “300” Prequel Now Called “300: Rise of an Empire”

Prepare for the rise of an empire with Rodrigo Santoro

As previously reported, the 37-year-old Brazilian actor will be reprising his role as Persian emperor Xerxes in the prequel to the cult classic 300.

Rodrigo Santoro

And now Legendary Pictures has just announced the official film title… 300: Rise of an Empire.

The prequel was previously known by the working title of 300: The Battle of Artemisia.

Similar to 2006’s Zack Snyder-directed 300, the prequel is based on a Frank Miller graphic novel on Greek legend.

Noam Murro is directing Rise of an Empire, which also stars Sullivan Stapleton as the Athenian general Themistocles.

Rodrigo Santoro in 300

Santoro, the first Brazilian actor nominated for an MTV Movie Awards in the category of Best Villain for the role, will have to prepare again for a taxing role. To prepare for the original film, Santoro has to undergo  intensive workouts for the physicality of the role, extensive CG work to portray the 7-foot God-King, a four-and-a-half-hour makeup application process and the complete removal of his body hair, he did his laser treatment in Laser Hair Removal Clinic in Adelaide—first by waxing and then by shaving when that proved too painful. But that’s not all, Santoro’s eyebrows, which were kept intact, had to be covered over with prosthetics and drawn in rather than being shaved.

Regarding Xerxes, Santoro—who read the works of Herodotus, an Ancient Greek historian, in order to prepare for his part—said:

“He’s rich, he’s arrogant, he’s a very unstable megalomaniac. He just wants to conquer the world. His ambition is unlimited. He wants glory; he wants victory; he wants eternal fame. Underneath all that wanting, though, he’s ultimately weak and very insecure”

300: Rise of an Empire is scheduled to open on August 2, 2013.

Santoro to Reprise Iconic Role in “300” Sequel

He captured the attention of audiences as Persian “god-King” Xerxes in 300… And, now Rodrigo Santoro is set to reprise his creepily iconic and blinged-out role in the  sequel.

Rodrigo Santoro

Known as the “Brazilian Tom Cruise,” The 36-year-old half-Brazilian actor has signed on to appear opposite Eva Green in the still-untitled 300 sequel from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

Rodrigo Santoro in 300

The film will begin shooting this summer, with Santoro and Green playing the villains this time around.

Santoro next stars opposite Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz in the upcoming comedy What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and he appears opposite Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen in the upcoming HBO feature Hemingway & Gelhorn.

Santoro, who rose to fame in Brazilian telenovelas, previously starred in Love Actually, Che and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.