Amon Amarth Frontman Set to Play a Viking Warrior in 'Northmen - A Viking Saga' Movie

artist: Amon Amarth date: 09/19/2013 category: entertainment

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Amon Amarth Frontman Set to Play a Viking Warrior in 'Northmen - A Viking Saga' Movie
Amon Amarth frontman Johan Hegg recently scored the most fitting movie role - character of Viking warrior Valli in Claudio Fah's film "Northmen - A Viking Saga." Apart from the singer's appearance, the fact that Norse mythology comes as Amon Amarth's key lyrical theme makes the casting all the more appropriate. "The mythology behind our Viking heritage is ingrained in everything we do and it is awesome to have the opportunity to be part of 'Northmen - A Viking Saga,'" Hegg said. As Hollywood Reporter reports, the rest of the movie's cast includes "True Blood" star Ryan Kwanten, Tom Hopper ("Knights of Badassdom"), Ed Skrein ("Game of Thrones"), James Norton ("Rush"), Ken Duken ("Inglorious Basterds"), Irish actress Charlie Murphy ("Philomena") and Anatole Taubman ("The Tudors"). The main storyline revolves around a group of Viking marauders getting wrecked on the Scottish coast after raiding the British Isles and facing a chaotic storm. With the help of mysterious warrior monk Conall played by Kwanten, they commence an epic journey to reach the safety of a Viking stronghold. Ralph Dietrich, CEO Ascot Elite Entertainment Group - the company behind the film - noted that Amon Amarth are "synonymous with the Viking experience," exactly what the moviemakers were looking for. The latest Amon Amarth studio effort, "Deceiver of the Gods," dropped on June 25 through Metal Blade Records. Prior to the official release, the record was exclusively streamed in full on UG.
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