It looks like Netflix has locked down another big Hollywood star for one of their shows. The show in question is The Witcher, which is based on the novel series of the same name from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski — though many of you may recognize it from its video game adaptation, which currently consists of three full games.
According to Deadline, Henry Cavill has joined the Lauren Schmidt Hissrich-run project as Geralt of Rivia, the protagonist of the series and lone monster hunter. This news comes just under a month after Cavill himself expressed his interest in playing the character while speaking with IGN.
In that interview, he went on to express his interest before revealing his love for the source material:
“The books are amazing, the books are really, really good… The books I started reading, and they are well worth a read.”
Our own Cam Clark, who is a fan of the series, is undoubtedly swimming in a puddle of his own tears right now (I’m not kidding — I apparently almost made him cry when I told him the news), as he feels that Cavill is far too young and good-looking to play the role. But who knows? This is the industry that managed to make Michael Douglas look super young again, so…
As someone with no familiarity to the source material, I don’t mind either way. Cavill is a solid actor, and given the right direction, I think can nail most roles. Here’s hoping Hissrich has a solid vision of what she wants to see from him, and that Cavill is more than a piece of stunt casting.
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