The Three Musketeers (2011)

Updated: Orlando Bloom has joined the cast!

More than one remake of Alexandre Dumas' swashbuckling heroes are currently in the works.

Paul W.S. Anderson penned the script with Andrew Davies, (screenwriter of 1995 Pride & Prejudice and many other period dramas). The two have known each other since their days at England’s University of Warwick, when Anderson was a student and Davies a tutor. Anderson sought out Davies, knowing the project needed a script that was strong in character and romance to complement the action.
Release date: October 14, 2011
Watch trailer, trailer #2
Director Paul Anderson discusses style of film
Video: press conference
Official music video: When We Were Young (by Take That)
pics of cast in costume
Costume designer Pierre-Yves Gayraud
video: Orlando Bloom on set
Screencaps: preview of film (added May 2)
Screencaps: preview of film (added May 5)
Movie stills (added Aug 6)

Official website

Matthew Macfadyen, Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans

The intent is for the film to have a contemporary feel, though that does not mean ditching the period setting.

“We are definitely modernizing ‘The Three Musketeers’ without compromising the fun of shooting a period piece,” said Anderson, who hopes to shoot in France and Germany. “But in our film, corsets and feathered hats don’t take center stage. Our version is rich in eye-popping action, romance and adventure.”

Cast includes: Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Matthew Macfadyen, Christoph Waltz, Mads Mikkelsen, Milla Jovovich, Juno Temple

[Macfadyen shown on left in lame attempt at photoshop, shown on right spotted on set]

Screencrave: "This film truly has an international cast. Waltz is Austrian, Jovovich is from the Ukraine, Evans and Macfayden are from the UK, Mikkelsen is Danish, Stevenson is Irish, and Lerman is American. It looks like this movie will have something for everyone."

Matthew Macfadyen as Athos

Ray Stevenson as Porthos

Luke Evans as Aramis

Orlando Bloom as Duke of Buckingham

Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort

Logan Lerman as D'Artagnan

Milla Jovovich as Milady de Winter

Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu

Juno Temple as Queen Anne

James Cordon as servant Planchet

Sources: heat vision,, cinematical
Pic of Macfadyen on set: [source]



  1. I can't wait to see Macfayden as a hero again after seeing him as the villain Sheriff of Nottingham.
    Love the three Musketteers I fondly remember the older version with Oliver Reed, Michael York and Richard Chamberlain.

  2. Matthew in a Three Musketeers film? Awesome. I love that book, and it's about time the movies revisited the story. :)

  3. I cannot wait to see MM in musketeer gear!!!! I always enjoy watching the version with Keifer & Oliver & Charlie & Chris - but Matthew - wooo hooo!!
    I thought he was fun & campy for his short time on screen in RH. Hopefully he can still do Private Lives in Toronto and/or New York because I REALLY want to see him on stage live and in person...Road trip!
    Also looking forward to The Pillars of the Earth in July on TMN in Canada.

  4. I haven't seen a Musketeers movie in YEARS - not even sure which version I saw!

  5. Oh no, d"artagnan looks like he's age 12! I cannot imagine Corden as Planchet, either, but the rest of the cast sounds good!

  6. FloggingMolly, how old is D'artagnan supposed to be? I saw that the actor is 18...

  7. ohhh - Andrew Davies is involved with the script! Very good sign!!!!

  8. Oh my! Macfadyen is actually going to be Athos?! That's just so gr8!
    After watchin' him in P&P, LD, IMFD & PotE I can say I'm very much lookin' forward to watch this film.
    Hmmm... if MM accepted the roll then it must hv such an outstanding script. I'm totally intrigued XD

  9. Noukina,
    I do hope that MM being in this film is a good sign that it will be worthwhile!



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