With her husband King Leonidas slain at the hands of the Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae, Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) of Sparta vows vengeance upon Xerxes and his vast army. However she may need some assistance from the Athenians and their navy to help stop the deadly horde. Warner Bros. has released this statuesque image of actress Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) reprising her role as Queen Gorgo in director Noam Murro’s sequel “300: Rise of An Empire.” Check it out!
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“A wind has blown across Greece, a wind of vengeance…” @GameofThrones‘ @IAMLenaHeadey is Queen Gorgo in #300movie: pic.twitter.com/i1ODvN1O0G
Here is the storyline for the action/war/drama.
After its victory over Leonidas’ 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches south towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes’ army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.
“300: Rise of An Empire” will arrive in theaters on March 7, 2014. The film stars Sullivan Stapleton, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green, Jack O’Connell, David Wenham, Scott Burn, Callan Mulvey, Nancy McCrumb, Caitlin Carmichael, Hans Matheson, Andrew Tiernan, Luke Roberts, Andrew Pleavin and Ashraf Barhom. Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad wrote the screenplay based on the graphic novel “Xerxes” by Frank Miller. Noam Murro directs.
Sources: Warner Bros., IMDb