Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) has signed on to star in the World War II drama The 12th Man, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.
The 12th Man tells “the story of Jan Baalsrud, a Norwegian resistance fighter, one of a dozen saboteurs trained by British intelligence to carry out a raid on an air traffic control tower in the Norwegian city of Bardufoss in 1943. The raid failed, and 11 of the 12 resistance fighters were captured and killed. Only Baalsrud escaped and survived.”
The film is being directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) from a script by Petter Skavlan (Kon-Tiki) and will see Meyers as German commander Kurt Stage.