The Wachowskis recruit Game of Thrones star for new sci-fi epic

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Feb 5, 2013, 7:20 PM EST

Andy and Lana Wachowski are hard at work on their new film, Jupiter Ascending, and they've lined up a fan favorite actor from Game of Thrones to join the cast.

Deadline reports that the siblings have recruited Sean Bean to join their latest mind-bender in the role of Stinger, described as a "Han Solo-type character." He'll be acting alongside Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Mila Kunis (Oz the Great and Powerful) and Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables).

The film follows a poor Russian cleaning woman (Kunis) who discovers that she has been marked for death by the Queen of the Universe since she has the same genetic makeup and thus threatens her rule over humanity, who are pretty low on the galactic ladder in this reality. The woman is forced to go on the run, accompanied by the bounty hunter (Tatum) originally sent to kill her.

Bean, of course, played Ned Stark in season one of Game of Thrones, and is perhaps best known before that for playing Boromir in The Lord of the Rings. He'll also appear in this year's Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, reprising the role of Zeus from 2010's Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

Jupiter Ascending, which will follow up last year's poorly received Cloud Atlas for the Wachowskis, is due to start filming this spring for a release sometime in 2014. In the meantime, enjoy this compilation of Sean Bean death scenes -- he almost never makes it out of any of his movies alive. Here's hoping Jupiter Ascending changes that.


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