The makers of the upcoming film ‘Northmen – A Viking Saga’ have just made a phenomenal casting decision. While searching for actors to play Viking warriors, the filmmakers had the following epiphany: “Why don’t we just bring in a real Viking?” And that they did, as Amon Amarth vocalist Johan Hegg has been recruited to play the role of a brutal warrior.

Hegg will know be known as Valli in ‘Northmen – Viking Saga,’ which is currently in pre-production in South Africa. The Amon Amarth vocalist will surely be able to bring a unique sense of depth to his on-screen character as Hegg’s lyrics focus heavily on the subject of Vikings and Norse mythology.

“The mythology behind our Viking heritage is engrained in everything we do and it is awesome to have the opportunity to be part of ‘Northmen – A Viking Saga,” says Hegg, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “This is going to be one epic adventure and I cannot wait to be on set with my co-stars and this fantastic filmmaking team!”

A description of the upcoming film reads:

"A band of Vikings are stranded behind enemy lines on the coast of Alba as their longboat goes down in a dreadful storm. Their only chance of survival is to find a path to the Viking settlement, Danelag, traversing an unfamiliar and hostile land they have never known. The journey becomes a race for their lives when the King of Alba sends his most feared mercenaries after them. But when the Vikings meet a kind Christian Monk who preaches with his sword, the hunters become the hunted as the Vikings set deadly traps, mercilessly decimating their pursuers one by one, culminating in a final and deadly encounter."

The movie will star Ryan Kwanten, who is known for playing Jason Stackhouse on HBO’s ‘True Blood.’ For more info on ‘Northmen – A Viking Saga,’ check out the film’s official Facebook page. Amon Amarth’s ninth studio album, ‘Deceiver of the Gods,’ is available now.


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