Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) has been tapped to play the lead role on HBO's Watchmen.
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.
While details on Irons' character are still under wraps, THR reports that Irons will likely play "an aging and imperious lord of a British manor."
In addition to Irons, Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Frances Fisher (Titanic), Jacob Ming-Trent (SuperFly) were also added to the cast. As per usual, the premium cable network kept mum about their respective roles.
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