Jonathan Banks, star of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, has joined the cast of Dutch historical epic 754 A.D. Redbad.
The project is directed by Roel Reiné and started shooting on 12 September 2017.
Banks will play Pepin Herstal, Lord of the Franks, and joins Dutch actor Gijs Naber, who plays the Frisian king Redbad, and Danish actor Søren Malling, star of The Killing and Borgen, who plays Danish king Wiglek.
The film shoots in Denmark, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands and is produced by Klaas de Jong of Dutch production outfit Farmhouse TV & Film Productions (Admiral, Tuscan Wedding, Loving Ibiza, Storm Bound).
It’s described as a historic, action-packed epic about the rise of Christianity and the sagas and ancient legends surrounding King Redbad.
Sales are handled by Danielle Raaphorst of Incredible Film.
Roel Reiné’s previous film Admiral topped the Netherlands’ box office when it was released in January 2015. He has also directed episodes of Black Sails and Inhumans.