Amon Amarth frontman Johan Hegg has been confirmed to join the cast of the movie “Northmen – A Viking Saga.” Ralph Dietrich, chief executive officer, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, made the announcement today that he will join the production in South Africa this month, playing the role of Viking warrior Valli.
Johan Hegg says: “The mythology behind our Viking heritage is engrained in everything we do and it is awesome to have the opportunity to be part of Northmen – A Viking Saga. This is going to be one epic adventure and I cannot wait to be on set with my co-stars and this fantastic filmmaking team!”
Ralph Dietrich added “It is an honour to have a metal icon, Johan Hegg, set sail with us and we could not be more excited. Such a fitting addition, Johan’s music, as the lead singer of Amon Amarth, is synonymous with the Viking experience that we are bringing to life in Northmen – A Viking Saga.”
Hegg joins an international cast including: Tom Hopper (Knights of Badassdom, Black Sails, Merlin), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, The Right Kind of Wrong), Ken Duken (Das Adlon, Inglorious Basterds), Charlie Murphy (Philomena, The Village), Ed Skrein (The Sweeney, Ill Manors, Game of Thrones), Anatole Taubman (Quantum of Solace, The Tudors) and James Norton (Rush, Belle).
The film will be directed by Claudio FÃ¤h (Sniper: Reloaded, Hollow Man 2) and is scripted by Matthias Bauer and Bastian Zach. The plot of the film has a gang of Viking marauders, under the command of the young warrior Asbjorn (Hopper) setting out for a raid of the Britain Isles who are caught up in a storm and wreaked on the coast of Scotland. With the help of the enigmatic warrior monk Conall (Kwanten) they set off to their way through enemy territory to reach the safety of a Viking stronghold.