Jared Harris Joins Paul W.S. Anderson’s Pompeii

Actor Jared Harris attends The Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Performer Nominees' 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Reception at Spectra by Wolfgang Puck at the Pacific Design Center on September 21, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

Jared Harris has joined the lava-story-turned-love-story Pompeii. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident EvilAlien vs. Predator), the 79 A.D.-set film will star Game of Thrones's Kit Harington as a slave/gladiator and Sucker Punch's Emily Browning as his true love. Harris will play the true love's father. Pompeii was pitched as a big 3-D adventure, so the former Lane Pryce is on exactly the right track if he wants to distance himself from Mad Men.