Adopted from the Frank Miller graphic novel Xerxes, Naom Murro directs this war fantasy in which Stapleton plays Themistocles, a Greek general who seeks to unite the entire Greece by leading a charge that will change the course of war. With his army of farmers, craftsmen and a few ships, he has to face the Persian fleet and ensure democracy rules Greece. Co-starring Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green, Jack O’conell and Lena Headey. Onhow he got the role:
Well, for me, they thought that I looked like the guy that played in the first one. Just kidding. I was part of the first one, and when I heard that they were doing a second one, I was very excited. Actually, in this one, there’s a little bit of the Xerxes backstory, so it was real cool to try to bring some humanity to this character, and I was really excited about it.