The cast was set to be revealed when the SAG-AFTRA strikes ended…
"If Paul Mescal does hand to hand combat with a pack of baboons then best picture 2025 is locked and loaded."
The Normal People star is set to play Lucius in the sequel to Ridley Scott’s epic Roman drama.
The Normal People star kept it real after winning big at this year's Olivier Awards.
Stars like Paul Mescal, Jodie Comer and Beverley Knight all turned it out on the red carpet.
Beverley Knight and Dame Arlene Phillips also picked up awards during the annual theatre awards.
The Normal People actor's mother began undergoing treatment for cancer earlier this year.
Strictly Come Dancing champion Rose Ayling-Ellis and David Tennant have also been nominated at the Oliviers.
Fortunately, Courtney B Vance and Paul Mescal were both at hand to help the Oscar winner out.
The A-listers from the big and small screen were out in force at this year's ceremony.