DC’s Legends of Tomorrow star Brandon Routh is set to take on the role of Czar Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, in the live-action fantasy Anastasia.
Variety is reporting that the film, directed by Blake Harris, revolves around Nicholas’ daughter Anastasia Romanov, who escapes through a portal when her family is threatened by Vladimir Lenin and finds herself in the year 1988.
Filming on the 1988 portion of the movie took place in Lexington, Kentucky last summer, with Emily Carey and Amiah Miller starring. The project will resume production in April for the 1917 portion of the film.
Routh was last seen on the big screen in 2016’s Lost in the Pacific, and currently portrays the superhero Ray Palmer/The Atom in The CW’s Arrowverse.