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Barry Keoghan drops out of Gladiator sequel

It was reported in March that The Banshees of Inisherin star was in talks to play Emperor Geta in the follow-up to Ridley Scott's 2000 historical epic, however, Deadline has now revealed that he had to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts. The White Lotus star Fred Hechinger is now in talks to replace the Irish actor. According to Above the Line, Keoghan was reportedly forced to leave the role in order to star in Bird, the next film from American Honey filmmaker Andrea Arnold.