As Riddick in David Twohy's Riddick films and as Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious franchise, actor Vin Diesel has played characters with reluctant alliances before and he's about to do so again in The Last Witch Hunter. The upcoming supernatural action movie from Summit has just cast a Game of Thrones star as a witch and love interest opposite Diesel's witch hunter.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that actress Rose Leslie (Ygritte in Game of Thrones) will co-star with Vin Diesel in The Last Witch Hunter. Set to be directed by Breck Eisner (The Crazies remake), the film has been in development for years and could finally start filming in Pittsburgh this August. Originally written by Cory Goodman (Priest) based on a pitch by himself and D. W. Harper, the script was re-worked by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Gods of Egypt) before recently getting a polish from Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyers Club). We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as The Last Witch Hunter moves closer to shooting.

"...[The Last Witch Hunter] sees a semi-immortal witch hunter (Diesel) wandering the streets of modern New York City forced to partner with his natural enemy, a female witch. The two must stop a villainous witch queen from obtaining a relic and unleashing plague upon humanity."

Source: THR
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