Legends of Tomorrow and Superman Returns star Brandon Routh can now add another milestone to his acting career. According to Variety, he has been cast to star as Czar Nicholas in the upcoming live-action film for Anastasia.
Czar Nicholas is the father of Anastasia in the re-imagining of the classic story, in which Anastasia Romanov escapes through a portal when her family is threatened by Vladimir Lenin and finds herself in the year 1988.
Production for the film began last summer in Lexington, Ky., with filming the 1988 portion of the film with Emily Carey and Amiah Miller. Shooting will resume in April, in which the cast will work on completing the 1917 portion of the film.
Producers on Anastasia are Armando Gutierrez, Eli Lipnik, Peter Lees, and Bret Jones. Blake Harris is directing from his own screenplay, based on the concept from Gutierrez and Harris.