Bloom in `Three Musketeers` as the bad guy

Updated: May 24, 2010, 09:27 AM IST

Los Angeles: Orlando Bloom has signed on to join the ensemble cast of `The Three Musketeers`.

British actor James Corden has also joined the 3D movie, which will shoot late this summer for a summer 2011 release.

The lineup already includes Logan Lerman, Christoph Waltz and Milla Jovovich. Paul W.S. Anderson, Jovovich`s husband, is directing.

Bloom will play the Duke of Buckingham, the arch-nemesis to the Musketeers who is described as "so cool that you can chop him into cubes and serve with vodka." (Yes, that is how film people in Hollywood describe characters.)

Corden, who is one of the stars of British TV series "Gavin and Stacey" and last year`s "Lesbian Vampire Killers," is playing the servant Planchet.

Bureau Report