Brandon Routh has been set to star as Czar Nicholas in the upcoming live-action family film “Anastasia.”
He’ll portray the father of Anastasia in the re-imagining of the classic story in which Anastasia Romanov escapes through a portal when her family is threatened by Vladimir Lenin and finds herself in the year 1988.
Routh, who appeared in “Superman Returns,” currently has a recurring role on “Arrow” and stars in “Legends of Tomorrow.”
Production began last summer in Lexington, Ky., with filming the 1988 portion of the film with Emily Carey and Amiah Miller co-starring. Shooting resumes in April on the 1917 portion of the film.
Producers on “Anastasia” are Armando Gutierrez, Eli Lipnik, Peter Lees, and Bret Jones. Blake Harris is directing from his own screenplay, based on the