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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.

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.

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