So, now that he’s ostensibly finished with two of the biggest trilogies of the 21st century, what’s next for Orlando Bloom? A few minor roles, perhaps? A low-budget film or two? Not by a long shot, according to Cinemablend‘s Josh Tyler, who claims to have the scoop on Bloom’s next role.
According to an anonymous source, Bloom is negotiating for a part in Angels & Demons, the upcoming prequel to last summer’s Tom Hanks mullet documentary The Da Vinci Code. Though reviews for Da Vinci were overwhelmingly negative, it grossed over $200 million at American theaters — and given that the film was based on a book that was itself a sequel, a return to the screen was inevitable. Tom Hanks, director Ron Howard, and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman are all reprising their original roles.
Though there’s no word on which character Bloom might play — and although Cinemablend also claims Gisele Bundchen will be co-starring — Angels & Demons is scheduled for a January 2008 release, so all this casting chatter should be settled soon enough.