10 Jan – Timothee Chalamet's camp has dismissed rumours that the actor was one of the few actors who auditioned for Ridley Scott's upcoming sequel to his hit 2000 movie, "Gladiator".
On 8 January, Chalamet's manager Brian Swardstrom responded to a tweet regarding the said rumour following news that Paul Mescal has been cast in the sequel, writing, "I know one of these actors was shooting a film in the Middle East for the past several months."
"And he hasn't auditioned for anything in more than seven years," he added.
It is noted that Chalamet has been busy filming his new movie, "Dune: Part Two", reprising his role as Paul Atreidis in the sci-fi flick.
According to previous rumours, Chalamet was one of the young actors who tried for the role of Lucius son of Lucilla aside from "Elvis" star Austin Butler, "Top Gun: Maverick" actor Miles Teller, and "Game of Thrones" alumnus Richard Madden.
Mescal will be playing the role of Lucius in the upcoming movie. Lucius is the nephew to Commodus, the latter played in the original movie by Joaquin Phoenix.