Joe Alwyn, BF of Taylor Swift, cast in ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’

Numerous actors reportedly have been cast in the film adaptation of the 1980 novel ‘Waiting for the Barbarians,’ including Joe Alwyn — perhaps best known currently as the boyfriend of pop star Taylor Swift.Alwyn will play a lieutenant in the movie, which is based on Nobel Prize-winner J.M.

Coetzee’s book about an South African regime at odds with the nomadic folks outside its settlement’s borders.

Alwyn’s credits include the title role in Ang Lee’s 2016 ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ and the upcoming ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ with Oscar nominees Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.Oscar-winner Mark Rylance also has joined the cast as the magistrate who provides the narrative in Coetzee’s novel, and Robert Pattinson (‘Twilight‘ series) will play warrant officer Mandel, who steps in for the magistrate.

Ciro Guerra directs, and principal photography reportedly has started.’Waiting for the Barbarians’ previously has been scored as an opera by Philip Glass.

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