British star Ben Barnes is in negotiations to join the fantasy "The Seventh Son" says Deadline.
Based upon Joseph Delaney's The Wardstone Chronicles book series (aka. "The Last Apprentice"), the story follows a young man named Tom in training to be the apprentice of a 'Spook' (Jeff Bridges), a fighter against evil magic, in the 1700's.Trouble begins when his friend Alice (Vikander) tricked into releasing the most sinister witch in the world (Julianne Moore).
Barnes is going to replace Snow White and the Huntsman star Sam Claflin,who had been in negotiations for the role until talks fell through.
Sergei Bodrov will helm 'Son' from a script by Max Borenstein.
Production kicks off in September in Vancouver.