Tom Felton, best known as Draco Malfoy in the successful Harry Potter series, will play one of the main roles in the new Dutch war film De Slag om de Schelde. International actors Theo Barklem-Biggs (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Pit Bukowski (Kursk) and Matthijs Scheepers have also been added to the cast. Producer Levitate Film announced this on Monday.
The second part of the recording of the epic war film starts this week. The first part of the recording took place in Lithuania where the Zeeland Sloedam was reconstructed. For the second turning block, cast and crew will settle in Zeeland and Belgium, where grand scenes are shot with hundreds of extras.
Earlier it was announced that Gijs Blom, Susan Radder and Jamie Flatters play the lead roles in the film. The story follows three young people during the Battle of the Scheldt that took place in Zeeland in October 1944. The city of Antwerp was liberated, but the area of the Scheldt estuary was not yet. In the bloody battle the roads of a Dutch boy fighting for the Germans (Gijs Blom), an English glider pilot (Jamie Flatters) and a Zeeland resistance girl (Susan Radder) cross each other.