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.
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.
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.