The cast of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Gladiator sequel continues to grow, with Connie Nielsen and Joseph Quinn joining it.

The Paramount film follows the 2000 hit, which was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won five, including best picture. It earned $460 million at the box office.

The film starred Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius, a Roman soldier who became a slave and swore revenge on Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix). Connie Nielsen played Maximo’s lover, Lucilla, a role she would reprise in the sequel.

Since Maximus dies at the end of the film, the sequel does not focus on his character. Paul Mescal will be the central hero of the new version of Monomachus, who will play Lucius, son of Maximus and Lucilla.

Barry Keoghan is in negotiations to play Emperor Geta, with Joseph Quinn attached to play Emperor Caracalla, while Denzel Washington’s role has yet to be announced.

David Scarpa has written the script for the film, while Paramount has scheduled the film for a November 22, 2024 release.