Did you ever think Amon Amarth frontman Johan Hegg could be an actor? Well, think again because it is actually happening. The vocalist has been confirmed to join the cast of the movie Northmen - A Viking Saga (which could well be an Amon Amarth album title). 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. He does look like a Viking. If you think about it, he is kind of perfect for that role.

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 Fäh (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.



The Northmen Cast © Elite Filmproduktion



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Posted: 18.09.2013 by BloodTears



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Amatsu Mikaboshi - 18.09.2013 at 21:11  
Sooner or later it was going to happen, I thought it was obvious enough. I thought the whole of Amon Amarth would might be cast for Mel Gibson's "Berserker" if it ever gets done...
Lokaeda - 18.09.2013 at 21:43  
"setting out for a raid of the Britain Isles who are caught up in a storm and wreaked on the coast of Scotland." so it's only logical to go to South Africa, right?
psykometal - 18.09.2013 at 22:14  
Written by Amatsu Mikaboshi on 18.09.2013 at 21:11

Sooner or later it was going to happen, I thought it was obvious enough.

Agreed. I'm surprised they haven't been cast until now.
Mary N. - 18.09.2013 at 22:46  
Wait,he was going to be the guard for my dream band
caimanjosh - 18.09.2013 at 22:47  
This is awesome. Very appropriate.
ImperialTroll - 18.09.2013 at 23:31  
Well since they can't make good music anymore, why not try acting? Maybe they should give it a rest for a couple of years now instead of releasing a shit album every 2 years.
Lanthros - 19.09.2013 at 01:39  
Written by Lokaeda on 18.09.2013 at 21:43

"setting out for a raid of the Britain Isles who are caught up in a storm and wreaked on the coast of Scotland." so it's only logical to go to South Africa, right?



I was thinking the same thing.
LeChron James - 19.09.2013 at 06:47  
Wait wait wait wait, is this Charlie Murphy the same Charlie Murphy that was on Chappelle's Show??
AngelofDeth - 19.09.2013 at 10:38  
This is pretty badass! But unfortunately it looks a bit like a "straight-to-dvd" movie, hopefully its actually good!
BloodTears - 19.09.2013 at 10:43  
Written by Guest on 18.09.2013 at 23:31

Well since they can't make good music anymore, why not try acting? Maybe they should give it a rest for a couple of years now instead of releasing a shit album every 2 years.


Ouch lol Maybe this will inspire Hegg
ja-vi - 19.09.2013 at 12:40  
Written by LeChron James on 19.09.2013 at 06:47

Wait wait wait wait, is this Charlie Murphy the same Charlie Murphy that was on Chappelle's Show??


I really hope so, it would be very fitting for a Viking movie Chaarlie Muurphy!!
Metalhead-Alpha - 19.09.2013 at 20:58  
Written by LeChron James on 19.09.2013 at 06:47

Wait wait wait wait, is this Charlie Murphy the same Charlie Murphy that was on Chappelle's Show??


No, because this 'Charlie Murphy' is a woman. She was on the TV show The Village
LeChron James - 20.09.2013 at 04:27  
Written by ja-vi on 19.09.2013 at 12:40

I really hope so, it would be very fitting for a Viking movie Chaarlie Muurphy!!

That would be unbelievably awesome. It'd be even better if Johan Hegg showed him what the five fangas said to the face! SLAP.

Written by Metalhead-Alpha on 19.09.2013 at 20:58

No, because this 'Charlie Murphy' is a woman. She was on the TV show The Village

Really? That's just fucking confusing.
Rot Teufel - 21.09.2013 at 23:38  
Written by Lokaeda on 18.09.2013 at 21:43

"setting out for a raid of the Britain Isles who are caught up in a storm and wreaked on the coast of Scotland." so it's only logical to go to South Africa, right?

same here :V
YoreLore - 23.09.2013 at 18:12  
"The film will be directed by Claudio Fäh (Sniper: Reloaded, Hollow Man 2)"

yeah sounds like it will be a classic :| lol.
Metaalkop86 - 25.09.2013 at 14:39  
Hell yeah! I just really hope he acts better than Dani Filth haha. I hope on their trip to South Africa, he will like South Africa and plan an Amon Amarth tour here soon
Dinruth - 02.10.2013 at 11:23  
Written by LeChron James on 20.09.2013 at 04:27

Written by ja-vi on 19.09.2013 at 12:40

I really hope so, it would be very fitting for a Viking movie Chaarlie Muurphy!!

That would be unbelievably awesome. It'd be even better if Johan Hegg showed him what the five fangas said to the face! SLAP.
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