Thrones star for Paul W.S Anderson film

Updated: 14 November 2012 08:35

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is set to take the lead in Paul W.S. Anderson's forthcoming disaster movie Pompeii.

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is set to take the lead in Paul W.S. Anderson's forthcoming disaster movie Pompeii.

The film is about the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and the resulting catastrophe for the neighbouring town.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers and financers Constantin Film are taking a Titanic approach to the period adventure and anchoring the action with a love story.

Harington will play a slave stuck on a ship who must race against time to save his true love, his master's daughter, as well as his best friend, a gladiator trapped in the coliseum when the destruction begins.

Anderson most recently directed Resident Evil: Retribution.

Harington plays Jon Snow in HBO's fantasy series Game of Thrones.