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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Will Play Enslaved Gladiator In Paul W.S. Anderson’s 'Pompeii'

by Tambay A. Obenson
April 5, 2013 11:01 AM
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Black Panther wannabe Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast of Paul W.S. Anderson’s actioner Pompeii.

Adewale joins a cast that already includes Kit Harington, Kiefer Sutherland and Emily Browning, in a tale written by Michael Robert Johnson, which is set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 and tells the tale of an enslaved gladiator (played by Harington) who faces the tyrant (Sutherland) who years before murdered his family and now threatens to steal his lover (Browning). 

Akinnuoye-Agbaje will play another enslaved gladiator who becomes friends with Harington’s character.

Constantin Film is backing the film with Lionsgate handling distribution in the USA.

Up next for Akinnuoye-Agbaje, catch him in Thor 2: The Dark World as well as The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete

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  • Kandiez | April 8, 2013 3:49 PMReply

    I have so been missing Adewale!

  • getthesenets | April 5, 2013 12:40 PMReply

    with all due respect to Nigerians and whichever ethnic group that Adewale belongs to..he has the LEAST media friendly name ever...

    Should call himself Triple A....A to the 3rd power or just go by his first name

    Because his name is so difficult to remember....we just call him Adebisi...


  • Max | April 7, 2013 11:25 PM

    FYI "Agbaje" is his family name so that one isn't lost in the shortening

  • getthesenets | April 5, 2013 4:14 PM

    I'm reading that his full given name is "Adewale Rotimi O. C. E. Akinnuoye Agbaje ".
    So he's truncated his given name a bit.....into a somewhat more media friendly aliterative name.
    I know absolutely nothing about the order or the significance of the order of the names which make up his complete GIVEN name in what I'm reading is Yoruba, so I will ask you how you feel about the"importance and power" of the family's name in light of the fact that he did in fact shorten it already.

    I know a bit about his backstory, having read excerpts of an interview
    last year about his crazy childhood in England and overcoming identity issues...and learning to embrace who he is.

    I was just expressing my honest opinion that he has face recognition, but a difficult to pronounce and spell name in America.The fact that you can pronounce and spell his name is not due to you understanding the importance of names, but probably because of your cultural background and familiarity with names from that culture. You might have trouble saying and spelling a Polynesian, Betsileon,Ewen,or Habeshan name
    Show his picture to ANY proud/culturally aware co-worker who is from the African diaspora and I bet not ONE of them would be able to spell his full "stage name" correctly..
    I respect his decision to go by a shortened version of his real name..just expressing my opinion.

  • CT | April 5, 2013 1:12 PM

    LOL.... with all due respect GETTHESENETS that is the dumbest post I've seen in a long while. FYI those less articulate in the industry already call him Triple A, as Adewale recognises the issue you mention, but those of us who understand the importance and power of your family's name will always remember how to say his name. Lets hope you don't ever have to do business in Nigeria any day soon.

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