'Valley of the Gods': Meet John Malkovich, Josh Hartnett and rest of the cast of Lech Majewski's surreal drama
The movie boasts an impressive cast and some interesting characters so let's take a look at the actors who will be bringing these characters to life
Weaving together Navajo legend with themes of industrialism, 'Valley of the Gods' is the latest surreal drama film by Polish filmmaker Lech Majewski. The movie boasts an impressive cast and some interesting characters, so let's take a look at the actors who will be bringing these characters to life.
Here are five of the most notable cast members appearing in the movie.
Josh Hartnett as John Ecas
Hartnett is an American actor and movie producer who is best known for his work in the war film 'Pearl Harbor'. He has also had important roles on a number of other projects including 'Black Hawk Down', 'Lucky Number Slevin', '40 Days and 40 Nights', and the horror TV series 'Penny Dreadful'. In the movie, Hartnett will be playing the role of struggling writer John Ecas, who is working as the biographer for a rich but reclusive man when the events of the movie take place.
John Malkovich as Wes Tauros
The rich man whose biography Ecas is writing is the reclusive industrialist Wes Tauros, played by John Malkovich. A recipient of multiple prestigious awards and nominations, Malkovich is an iconic American actor, voice actor, director, producer and fashion designer. Malkovich has received Oscar nominations for his performances in 'Places in the Heart' and 'In the Line of Fire'. In 'Valley of the Gods', Malkovich's character is an eccentric and a recluse who is dead-set on mining sacred lands for uranium.
Bérénice Marlohe as Karen Kitson
Not much is known about the role of Bérénice Marlohe's Karen Kitson in the movie. Marlohe is a French actress who is best known for playing the Bond girl Sévérine in 'Skyfall', the 23rd James Bond film. Marlohe's other credits include 'Kill Switch', 'Revolt' and '5 to 7'. She has also appeared in an episode of 'Twin Peaks'.
John Rhys-Davies as Dr Hermann
John Rhys-Davies is a legendary Welsh actor and voice actor who has taken on many iconic roles beloved by many. He is perhaps best known for playing Gimli the dwarf and voicing Treebeard in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy of films. He is also known for his role as Sallah in the 'Indiana Jones' franchise. We don't know much about who his character in the movie, Dr Hermann, is but presumably he's a scientist working for Tauros.
Jaime Ray Newman as Laura Ecas
We're not sure who Laura Ecas is but based on the name, we're guessing she's probably John Ecas' wife. Laura will be played by Jaime Ray Newman, a popular American actress, producer and singer. Newman is best known for her roles in 'General Hospital', 'Veronica Mars' and 'Stargate Atlantis'.
'Valley of the Gods' will have its digital release on August 11.