Jessica Lucas PompeiiEXCLUSIVE: Hot off of Sony’s TriStar and FilmDistrict’s #1 weekend opener Evil Dead, Jessica Lucas has lined up a role in Paul W.S. Anderson’s 3D period adventure. She’ll play the slave/confidante to Emily Browning’s Flavia in Pompeii, which began filming last month on location in Italy and will next move to Toronto. Kit Harington, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jared Harris also star in the pic, which unfolds as Mount Vesuvius erupts in the famously doomed city. The Canadian-born actress first broke out after 2008′s Cloverfield and was a series regular on The CW’s Melrose Place before landing the lead on the network’s Cult. She’ll next be seen opposite Michael B. Jordan, Zac Efron and Miles Teller in Treehouse Pictures’ comedy Are We Officially Dating? Lucas is repped by Gersh, Thruline Entertainment and Lichter, Grossman, Nicholas, Adler & Feldman.

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