The cast of Warner Bros & Legendary Pictures' upcoming 300: Battle of Artemisia is growing. The movie, a prequel to Zack Snyder's 2006 blockbuster directed by Noam Murro follows the Persian king-turned-god Xerxes as he leads an army against Greek forces, who have little training but are under the guidance of a general named Themistokles. Today Deadline report that Jamie Blackley will join Sullivan Stapleton as Xerxes & Eva Green as Artemisia in the prequel. Blackley will play 16-year-old Calisto inspired by his soldier father to lead a band of soldiers to war. The actor played a supporting role in Snow White and the Huntsman & the lead in Andrew Douglas' internet thriller uwantme2killhim? produced by Bryan Singer.